'off of'

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: 'off of'

Postby der Freiherr » 16 Sep 2021, 15:47

Minnie Cheddars wrote:What about ‘I got this recipe out of a book’ ?


Less objectionable.
But one prefers “from.”
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 16 Sep 2021, 16:03

Oh DOES ONE!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: 'off of'

Postby Six String » 16 Sep 2021, 16:14

Yes? :D
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 16 Sep 2021, 16:19

:x
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Re: 'off of'

Postby Deebank » 16 Sep 2021, 17:13

Minnie Cheddars wrote:What about ‘I got this recipe out of a book’ ?


Absolutely fine.
I've been talking about writing a book - 25 years of TEFL - for a few years now. I've got it in me.

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Re: 'off of'

Postby harvey k-tel » 16 Sep 2021, 18:29

Better than "I got this recipe out a book".
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Sep 2021, 15:25

And much better than "I got this recipe from a mad scientist's wastepaper basket."
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Postby Positive Passion » 17 Sep 2021, 16:36

I can’t help thinking that someone who said they had “come from the closet” might get a punch in the face, and not because of homophobia.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Sep 2021, 19:26

Probably because of the mess on the clothes.
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Re: 'off of'

Postby yomptepi » 17 Sep 2021, 20:22

C wrote:For me, the 'of' is redundant and surplus to requirements.

But apparently there is no hard and fast rule here

I would never say or write 'off of' but then again I speak the Queen's English with a BBC accent




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And you are entirely correct here. Disgusting abuse of the language by poorly educated ( mainly by television) half wits. A disgrace. See also Can I get. Fuck off.
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Re: 'off of'

Postby der Freiherr » 17 Sep 2021, 21:42

yomptepi wrote:See also Can I get. Fuck off.


I love it when Britishists get mad about this! :lol:
See also Prez (RIP) (and maybe Tonner!).
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Postby Six String » 17 Sep 2021, 21:51

Get up off of that thang!

Can I get a witness?
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Charlie O. » 18 Sep 2021, 00:48

yomptepi wrote:Fuck off.

Off of what?
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Deebank » 19 Sep 2021, 10:30

Six String wrote:Get up off of that thang!

Can I get a witness?


‘Can I get Covid from licking a toilet seat?’

:?

Seems ok to me... I suspect Yomp means it As in, ‘can I get a coffee?’

Answer: ‘of course you can, you tool, this is fucking Starbucks!’
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Re: 'off of'

Postby Positive Passion » 19 Sep 2021, 10:54

I made a minor joke here.

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Re: 'off of'

Postby GoogaMooga » 19 Sep 2021, 13:15

I like the top tag line for the magazine American Splendor:

"From off the streets of Cleveland comes... AMERICAN SPLENDOR"

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