Idiolect or more widespread?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 31 15:22:47 UTC 2006

>On Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:23 PM Benjamin Zimmer
>[bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU]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 last line is after my time, but I believe the quatrain above it
was penned by Sir Carl Dylan-Valli.


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