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Re: Don't you think?

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 06, 2010 at 20:35

In Reply to: Don't you think? posted by Chad Bambrick on August 06, 2010 at 08:16:

: I was wondering the origin of the idiom, "Don't you think?" I know that it SHOULD be in the context of, "what were you thinking?", but we usually use it to mean, "do you agree?". Any comments would be nice, and much appreciated.

I've always assumed it was just an abbreviation of the much older "Don't you think so?" (VSD)