based off = 'as a result of; by reason of; from'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 3 22:50:40 UTC 2014

More Yahoo! news:

"Hawking earned his scientific reputation back in the 1970's based off his
theory of black holes as cosmic vacuums."

Of course, "based on" might have been used instead, and it would have
sounded nearly as ignorant.

To some of us.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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