New to Python: Features

G. S. Hayes sjdevnull at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 6 17:19:45 CEST 2004


Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote in message news:<4162f360$0$55262$a1866201 at newsreader.visi.com>...
> I've always been curious about that phrase.  It seems to imply
> that you _do_ care, since it would be possible for you to care
> less than you do.  Shouldn't the expression be "I couldn't care
> less"?

This is in the alt.usage.english FAQ (the answer isn't particularly
satisfying):

http://www.english-usage.com/faq.html#fxcouldc
http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxcouldc.html (same text from
the newer FAQ on a much slower site)



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