A man who moved to Kingsport, Tennessee, was puzzled when he offered one of his new neighbors a refill on her beverage. She said “I wouldn’t care to have any,” which he understood to be a refusal. What she meant was that she did want another glass. Turns out in that part of the country “I wouldn’t care to” can mean “I would like to,” the key word being care, as in “mind” or “be bothered.” This is part of a complete episode.
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