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    I don't give a damn/I give a damn = difference

    What is the difference between these two expressions? Do they mean the same?

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    One is negative and the other is positive.

    I don't give a damn - I don't care.
    I give a damn - I care.

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    The second one sounds a bit awkward on its own. Often you will find it used as a kind of exasperated reply.

    Smith: You do too much excersise.
    Thompson: At least I give a damn about my weight, unlike you.

    Smith: Who gives a damn about their weight...
    Thompson: I give a damn, damn it!

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    Thank you. It's clear now.
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
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    Yeah, like basusero said, "I give a damn" would really only ever be used to contradict someone's claim that they don't give a damn. It wouldn't really just develop on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    One is negative and the other is positive.

    I don't give a damn - I don't care.
    I give a damn - I care.
    I think there must be a lot of such expressions in English. Like
    1. I dont give a sh*t
    2. I dont give a fuсk
    and etc...

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    My sister always says "I don't give a flying fat boy."

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    I don't give a rat's ass! lol! Pretty much anything you can think of.

    "I don't give a flying fat boy!" hahahaha!

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    hmmm..or:

    I don't give a dam.
    Иисус жил того, чтобы любить вас, а умер, чтобы спасти вас.

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