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Offline SirJohn

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« on: March 31, 2017, 04:54:44 pm »
It's interesting, don't you think, how that term has become so useful in so many circumstances. It can mean so many things, depending on the situation, and yet the person who hears it always knows exactly what it refers to! I think this shows the strength, resiliency and adaptability of the English language!

**** off! meaning "Really!?"
**** off! meaning "Go away!"
**** off! meaning "I'm angry!"
**** off! meaning "I'm impatient with what you're doing."
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 04:56:57 pm by SirJohn »
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Re: **** off!
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 05:48:36 pm »
After more than a decade of posting with you at the other place, it's hilarious to see you swear here.

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Re: **** off!
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 08:59:07 pm »
People feel that way about me when they see me swear in real life.  I never swore - ever.  About 7 years ago, I worked in a boys home.  The foster parent swore like a sailor (he died a few years back).  Ever since then, it's been part of my vocabulary (in most circumstances, anyway).  People who don't see me that much are still used to the guy that never swore.

That's my useless story that no one wanted to hear for today.

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Re: **** off!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 04:09:56 pm »
After more than a decade of posting with you at the other place, it's hilarious to see you swear here.

I'm sure you were aware that the sentiment was there on any number of occasions as I'm quite certain it was in your posts...  ;D
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"When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do." David Frum

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Re: **** off!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 04:15:45 pm »
People feel that way about me when they see me swear in real life.  I never swore - ever.  About 7 years ago, I worked in a boys home.  The foster parent swore like a sailor (he died a few years back).  Ever since then, it's been part of my vocabulary (in most circumstances, anyway).  People who don't see me that much are still used to the guy that never swore.

That's my useless story that no one wanted to hear for today.

I was working as a security guard while going to college, taking business administration. It was very hard keeping my language straight. The first group would have thought I was acting like a snob if I talked the way I did at college. The second group would have thought I was some kind of goon if I talked with them and used a lot of curses. Needless to say, I sometimes came out with nasty words at inappropriate times, and sometimes came out with language that would lead other people to ask if I'd swallowed a dictionary (not a thesaurus as most of them didn't know what a thesaurus was)
"When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do." David Frum