Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 11:13:00 CDT From: Beth Lee Simon 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". Beth Simon