Originally Posted by MachoManFan
Apologies, you are quite correct - I have written this the wrong way round entirely. So - to elaborate, Polly should have said I know where you are going with that - the original phrase is 'couldn't care less' - it was only when people began to get pedantic about the ways it can be miscontrued that it morphed into 'could care less'.
The original phrase was 'supposedly' coined in 1946 by a certain Anthony Phelps, if rumours are to be believed. It was then adopted by the Americans in the 1950's and used in literature aroud 1966/67...again, if this in fact correct, it is only speculation.
My point being, I could care less about The Rock.
I used the American 'slang' version of this rather than the original British version, as I felt it lent more to the sarcasm I was trying to portray in relation to my feelings on the Rock.
It can be used in many forms and sentence structure, it's meaning is dependant on the writer. It is, however, a bone of contention with a lot of people so I see why you think it was misplaced somewhat.