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do you realize that small pox is a deadly disease? It's hardly the type of thing you ask about casually. If someone has a very serious illness, you don't expect it clear up in a couple days. You don't need to even mention what the disease is - the person will certainly remember what it is they have. "How are you feeling these days?" "How are you doing?"

I know we ask about "something" e.g. I asked about the book; He asked about the sun; I asked about Bob, etc.

But in the above context, I cannot understand "ask about casually"? Please explain to me how it has been used.
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You could write it "it's hardly the type of thing that you ask casually about"

Is it easier to understand?
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PieanneYou could write it "it's hardly the type of thing that you ask casually about"

Is it easier to understand?

Thank you very much. Now I got it.