Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 19:28:32 -0500

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: Name that syntagm

On Fri, 7 Oct 1994, Bethany Dumas, UTK wrote:

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]

No, you're not. I believe!

Tim Frazer