Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 11:01:54 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Don't Care To "Don't care to" has a sense or meaning in Eastern Kentucky that has driven me crazy. Last year I asked a student if he would do some typing for me, and he replied, "I don't care to." And I replied back that I needed him to do it today and inquired if he was going to do it. He said again, "I don't care to." I finally said something like, "Well, I don't care if you care to or not, do it anyway." I have sense realized that the use of the phrase in this region, probably reaching into Tennessee, has the meaning that the person will do something. The meaning, I guess, is that not caring to means a person has no objections (cares) to something and hence will do it. Sincerely, Terry -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)