Idiolect or more widespread?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 31 15:23:23 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.
Oops.  didn't see that one.  Ignore previous post.


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