[standards-jig] JEPs and Jabber Adoption

Nathan Walp faceprint at think.faceprint.com
Sun Jun 29 14:53:22 UTC 2003


On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 03:38:46PM +0100, David 'TheRaven' Chisnall wrote:
> Where does this saying come from?  'Could care less' clearly means the 
> exact opposite of what people seem to use it to mean.  The saying 
> 'couldn't care less' has been in common use for at least 50 years (I'd 
> have to hunt to find a reference older than that), and makes sense.
> 
> Can anyone shed any light on this?

Just one of those things we keep throwing into the language in order to
make it harder to learn ;-)

Nathan



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