Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 11:13:00 CDT
From: Beth Lee Simon BLSIMON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MACC.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: Don't Care To
A good friend of mine, an Australian, often replies with "I don't care,"
to questions of the sort, "Would you like a cup of coffee?" "Shall I pick
you up?" "Would you like me to give you a million dollars?" She means, "Yes, I'd
like X" and this is a polite way to say so. She considers saying "Yes, I
would like that," much closer to "gimme".