Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 13:08:36 GMT
From: "Warren A. Brewer" NCUT054[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TWNMOE10.BITNET
Subject: I don't care (to)
This mentioning "I don't care to" in sense of "I'm willing to" reminds
me of my painful experience with "I don't care" as a child in
Maryland. A pedantic adult would ask me a yes/no question, and if
my answer was yes, I'd probably have said "I don't care," until
disapproval must have seared the usage from my youthful lexicon.
This "I don't care to" sure sounds similar.