Schedule (sk-/sh-?) etc. etc.

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Jan 31 01:53:22 UTC 2001

>I hope some of them English teachers come over to my house and make
>me and my friends try to stop saying "I could care less" some

dInIs (feelin his oats and could care less)

>  >Rest assured that plenty of Americans say 'I couldn't care less', and most
>>(I hope all) American English teachers correct 'I could care less' when
>>they come across it.
>Why? It represents a natural and predictable reduction of a sequence
>/dntk/, not exactly an ordinary English sequence.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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