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Can you please explain the caring continuum shown in the image?


What is the author trying to convey through the image? Is it supposed to be funny/sarcastic?

I am not sure if I have tagged it correctly but this is my first question on a SE site.

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closed as not a real question by Jasper Loy, Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, simchona, Barrie England, Alenanno Nov 29 '11 at 18:56

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why the negative vote?? –  Cares More Nov 29 '11 at 18:52
Please edit your question to state what you don't understand. –  Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Nov 29 '11 at 18:52
done.. I wanted someone to explain the image –  Cares More Nov 29 '11 at 18:54
When someone says "I couldn't care less", this means "I don't care at all", if taken literally. Now some people say "I could care less" to mean the same; however, if you take this literally, it just means that they care, and the extent of their caring could be a little bit to a great deal. The graph explains these literal readings. It may be arguing that "I could care less" is stylistically inadvisable for that reason (and I agree that it isn't). P.S. I'm sorry you got down-votes. That is just the way this site works: very unfriendly to new users. This is something I abhor but can't change. –  Cerberus Nov 29 '11 at 19:11
I think "not a real question" is a bit harsh. Basically, ELU covered this here, but David Mitchell covers it far more eloquently here. –  FumbleFingers Nov 29 '11 at 19:25

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