"off of" in NYT headline

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Aug 31 11:39:02 UTC 2010

At 8/30/2010 11:35 PM, David Wake wrote:
>I would expect "away from", but I'm more interested in the apparent
>evolution of New York Times style.

Perhaps the print version did not have room for the longer but better
forms, and the headline has not been "corrected" on-line.  I can't
check; my copy of the New England edition seems to lack this article.


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