Idiolect or more widespread?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 31 14:40:35 UTC 2006

On 5/31/06, Landau, James <James.Landau at> wrote:
> On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:23 PM Benjamin Zimmer quoted:
> >Lay off of them blue suede shoes.
> >I can't take my eyes off of you.
> >Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
> >Ma, take this badge off of me. I can't use it any more.
> >Get up off of that thing, and dance till you feel better.
> Who wrote this quintain?

The great poet Carl Valli Jagger Zimmerman Brown, of course.

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