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I have a question about this sentence-Don't matter. Why D.B.Cooper says "Don't matter" ?
I usually hear people say "It doesn't matter". Does D.B.Cooper use "Don't matter" instead of "Doesn't matter" deliberately? I mean, in fact, it should be "Doesn't matter", but sometimes in most spoken conversation, grammar is not that strict, so...It is okay.
Thanks for your help.
Michael: I need to know if there's any way to block a transfer order.
D.B.Cooper: There's about 50 ways.
M: All right. I'll take the quickest.
D: You file a motion for what they call an "interlocutory injunction."
M: How long does that take?
D: How fast can you write? A man can claim almost anything violates his constitutional rights. There's environmental issues, allergies, religious requirements, take your pick.
M: What if they don't buy it?
D: Don't matter. Court's required by law to hear your motion. Until they do, you can't be transferred. Hell, they've been trying to move my tired, gray behind for ten years. God bless the American legal system.
It is an example of slang speech. Is it to be avoided? Yes, by beginning learners. No, if you have already learned the dominant standard variant of the language and feel like using some slang.
There is an "old" Air Supply (?) song that started "It don't matter to me ...."; Ivan V is correct, but perhaps "doesn't" wouldn't fit the songs rhyme/time. (Just please don't use "should've did"!!!
There is an old saying that "a pump-fake won't work, till you've taken a shot." Try to learn the the original, before "messin'" wit it.
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