Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 13:50:51 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.BITNET
Subject: Re: Name that syntagm
Am I the only linguist in the country who believes that "could care less"
is merely a (highly predictble) phonological reduction of "could
not care less" and not necessarily a pattern involving sarcasm,et.c?
Bethany Dumas = dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utkvx.utk.edu