"off of" = "on"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jul 26 14:59:18 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>  From an AP dispatch, seen on Yahoo News, about the splattered splash
> of green paint on the Lincoln Memorial:
> ' Capt. Steven Booker says the paint spill "appears intentional based
> off of the splatter." '

Something we've discussed before...



Ben Zimmer

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