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    Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    Hello.

    I've written a letter (an exercise). I wrote a sentence: "My parents think comedies are stupid, but I don't care anyway".
    My questions are:

    1) Does "I don't care" sound offesive? (I don't want it).
    2) Does "stupid" sound offesive in that context?
    3) What do you think about "anyway" at the end of sentence? Does it seem suitable?

    If you can't answer, I can show you a little bit more context.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nickle.
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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I've written a letter (an exercise). I wrote a sentence: "My parents think comedies are stupid, but I don't care anyway".
    My questions are:

    1) Does "I don't care" sound offesive? (I don't want it).
    2) Does "stupid" sound offesive in that context?
    3) What do you think about "anyway" at the end of sentence? Does it seem suitable?

    If you can't answer, I can show you a little bit more context.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nickle.
    1. It doesn't sound offensive to me. If you don't care what your parents think about comedies, then it's fine.
    2. If your parents think comedies are stupid, then it's the perfect word.
    3. "Anyway" doesn't fit at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I've written a letter (an exercise). I wrote a sentence: "My parents think comedies are stupid, but I don't care anyway".
    My questions are:

    1) Does "I don't care" sound offensive? (I don't want it).
    2) Does "stupid" sound offensive in that context?
    3) What do you think about "anyway" at the end of sentence? Does it seem suitable?

    If you can't answer, I can show you a little bit more context.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nickle.
    Note that it's "offensive", not "offesive".
    Also, perhaps you might say "...but I don't agree", rather than "...I don't care".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    Generally, I think "I don't care" does sound mildly offensive, in most cases. So does "none of your business." But they sometimes need to be said.

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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Generally, I think "I don't care" does sound mildly offensive, in most cases..
    It does depend on context.

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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    not a teacher

    "My parents think comedies are stupid, but I don't care anyway".

    If you don't want to sound as though you're being rude toward your parents, you could soften it a little.
    "My parents think comedies are stupid, but that/it doesn't bother me".

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    #7

    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    I think "anyway" fits there reasonably. It means "whether they do or don't". It's redundant, but it fits.

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    Re: Does "I don't care" sound offesive?

    If your parents are expressing their opinions forcefully, then I don't see the need for you to hold back, so it sounds fine to me here.

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