End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Oct 1994 to 6 Oct 1994 ********************************************** There are 13 messages totalling 313 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. I don't care (to) 2. Name that syntagm (8) 3. -"had" Constructions (3) 4. Positive "don't care to" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 13:08:36 GMT From: "Warren A. Brewer" 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. ---Wab.