Idiolect or more widespread?

Seán Fitzpatrick grendel.jjf at VERIZON.NET
Mon May 29 18:19:44 UTC 2006

My daughters were discussing a forthcoming movie, and the 21-year-old said
you had to give the auteur credit for originality, since the movie was "not
based off a book, not based off another movie, and not based off a TV show".
"Based off" seemed to me to be a peculiar alteration of "based on".  The
strange thing is that she denied having said "based off" instead of "based

Seán Fitzpatrick
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