"I could shit-care less!"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 26 02:05:09 UTC 2012

1969 in Peter Tauber _The Sunshine Soldiers_ (1971; rpt. N.Y.: Ballantine,
1972) 245: "If you don't get your shit straight and stop bull shitting I'm
gonna jump in your shit....If you think I'm _bull_ shitting, just try me,
because I COULD SHIT-CARE LESS!"  I could shit-care less! ...It is
immediately adopted by the troops [in Tauber's training company at Ft.
Bliss] as the word of the decade.

2003  [ loralies.xanga.com/18891864/item/ ]:   you know i could shit care

2006 Edward Lee _Slither_ (N.Y.: Dorchester) 134: I don't care! I could
shit-care less and whistle Dixie at the same time.

2007 [ rap541.livejournal.com/93169.html?thread=481521 ]: I think the
Roloffs could shit care less about "LP awareness" and they are laughing all
the way to the bank.

2012 [ scattermom.com/tag/adult-adhd/ ]: I could shit-care-less about that

Not common. But for how long?

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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