Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 13:50:51 -0400 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" 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]