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off someone

off someone

Date: Dec 03 2009

Themes: Pop Culture

引語

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“I would never off myself with pills. If I had to do it, I would do it the way everyone else would do it, by beating myself with pots and pans.”

- Zach Braff addresses internet rumors that he killed himself. (USA Today)

定義

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kill someone

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Here’s some advice: if anyone ever says he’s going to off you, start running. To off someone means to kill someone.

Recently, a rumor spread the over internet that Zach Braff had committed suicide by swallowing too many pills. When Braff says he wouldn’t off himself with pills, he means he wouldn’t kill himself that way. He jokes that he’d do it by banging himself over the head with pots and pans instead.

Killing is one of those things that isn’t very pleasant to talk about directly. So a lot of different words, or euphemisms, have been developed to refer to it indirectly. Someone could say he’s going to take you out, do you in, take care of you, or terminate you. It all means the same thing. Run.

Some of the most colorful euphemisms for killing were developed by (who else?) gangsters in the 1930s. To put someone in cement boots doesn’t mean to provide someone with unusual footwear. It means to weigh someone down with concrete after killing him, so that when he’s tossed underwater his body won’t come floating back up to the surface.

Zach Braff makes a joke about the rumor someone spread that he’d killed himself. But gossip can be hurtful. Has anyone ever spread a false rumor about you?

範例

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“Don’t move or I’ll off you.”

“I can’t believe Omar got offed on The Wire. He was my favorite character.”

“He may be a criminal, but he would never off someone for no reason. “

“My brother said he’d off me if I ever touched his iPhone again.”

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1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

I think off means make oneself die.
作者 Mr.Bean's wife
I would never off means I would never destroy myself
作者 monacovalentina
fedorame to kill,to take over the life
作者 fedorame
_Sasha_ "off" means "to kill", and in this context - "commit suicide"
作者 _Sasha_
iliakmal off someone..kill oneself...suicide
作者 iliakmal

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ycdian2010

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Everyone likes to celebrate their football game with friends and of course a good bottle of wine in hand. Sports gatherings have always been synonymous with alcoholic beverage which is why it wasn;t uncommon to have many references that combine these two element, like when Ben Folds Five released the song "Sports and Wine" Take a queue from an episode of "JustJess" in the Wine Channel, where Jess Altieri of WineHarvest talked about the importance of the Wine industry as a primary beverage supply for many Athletic related gatherings and events. Sports and Wine do go hand in hand. Your favorite NFL team is no different from a bottle of your favorite vintage: each has their own aggressive or sublime taste, characteristic flavor and color which makes every bottle distinguishable from other blends. If you had to pick one kind of wine to describe your favorite NFL or Football team which would you brand as their official Sports wine? I am a big Colts fan and I would have to say that If I had to pick one blend of wine that embodies the athleticism and precision of this team it would have to be a finely aged Beauregard Ducort Blanc. Crisp, with a sharp flavor that goes right to your palette; this is why the Ducort Blanc is a favorite among wine connoisseurs and individuals who like that extra kick in their glass of white. This is exactly how I would quote the offensive strategy that Colts bring down to NFL rivalries if I had to describe them using wine speak. The Ducort Blanc is not for the feint hearted, you need experience and expertise in wine tasting to fully appreciate its strong flavor and sharp bouquet, much like how the Colts would appeal to hardcore football fans.    

05:53 AM May 06 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm thanks for God not! hehe

10:52 PM Dec 13 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

now you're talking

02:55 PM Dec 08 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

now you're talking

02:55 PM Dec 08 2009 |

Temka

Temka

Mongolia

Now I know how people say kill by different words hiding the mining and saying it more politely.I would never off my self. I want to live.    

09:57 AM Dec 08 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

I would rather offed my self rather than to live in a sin.

05:53 AM Dec 08 2009 |

sazan pp

sazan pp

Iraq

has anyone ever  spread arumor  about  you?.....what  will be  your  reflection  for that?

04:53 PM Dec 07 2009 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I want to off my boss for giving me more work to do today:)

11:20 AM Dec 07 2009 |

gussunan

gussunan

Indonesia

Whatever happen to us
Dont off our self…
Dont ever give up

11:33 PM Dec 06 2009 |

kikimasho

kikimasho

China

leave me alone or i'll off u~~

oh, just a joke

02:42 AM Dec 06 2009 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Surprised

01:54 PM Dec 05 2009 |

Shinichi Lover

Bahrain

I will off every bad things!, what a big meaning slang!.. for me no one make rumor about me, but some people have nothing to do and enjoying doing that!

04:53 PM Dec 04 2009 |

masifarzib

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi

06:42 AM Dec 04 2009 |

nickyfat

China

So far, as I have ever known, nobody has done something like that to me. How lucky is that! But some of my classmates in highschool did talk behind me which pissed me off a little bit, but you know, I had to let it go! They just got me wrong, they didn't know me, like what I am like, how I work things, they knew nothing about me. They didn't spread rumors but just judged me wrongly. But I get over it now, not everyone is your friend. And I am in college now, some people like to do that, to spread some kind of rumors but no harm, just me and some girl dating or in a relationship, well, it's no big deal. At least someone is paying attention to me! So, I am totally fine if the rumors are about that.

12:59 AM Dec 04 2009 |

Ca_Brazil

Ca_Brazil

Brazil

yeah. it might happen with anyone; however, i dont care. there are people that dont have anything to do, so other's people lives is more interesting to talk about than talk about themselves.

08:59 PM Dec 03 2009 |

saber198811

Egypt

Kiss sooooo goodCool

07:52 PM Dec 03 2009 |

saber198811

Egypt

good

07:51 PM Dec 03 2009 |

bismark

bismark

Ghana

well everybody seem to off one another. but i’m the real devil and u should off me.

07:05 PM Dec 03 2009 |

Difficult Girl

United Arab Emirates

beating with pots and pans >> @@ SurprisedInnocent

loo0ool ,so0o stupid face..Cool

05:30 PM Dec 03 2009 |

hphadi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

If someone disturb my english practicing time I will off him/her then continue my englisg practicing.Smile:))

04:59 PM Dec 03 2009 |

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