Posted: Feb 23, 2019 9:52 pm
by The_Piper
Fallible wrote:My interpretation might be wrong. When I hear 'don't you like pizza?' it comes after someone has expressed reluctance to get pizza- 'oh - don't you like pizza?' But now you've said that, maybe the way Piper said it is to get someone to join him in is liking of pizza. Well, this is all very confusing...

I messed up. Yes, the "don't you like pizza" could be switched to "you don't like pizza" and mean the same thing.
I meant to highlight the negative word for positive meaning. Wouldn't a pizza be great? My friend takes that as "A pizza wouldn't be great", when I mean that it would. "Isn't that a great idea"a means "do you think that is a great idea".
I'll have to pay attention to if Americans from other places say that. I know that Massachusetts-ers and Mainers do.