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Old 11-26-2019, 04:45 AM
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This is petty but it’s bugging me. A popular teacher instagrammer was on her instagram stories yesterday and she kept saying “I don’t have off on Monday”. I’ve never heard that before. We say “I don’t have Monday off”. Is this a regional phrase?

She also says things like “the chair needs fixed”.....instead of “the chair needs TO BE fixed”.

She said the “I don’t have off on Monday” phrase several times so it wasn’t like she tripped over her words or something. It was intentional.


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Old 11-26-2019, 04:56 AM
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My SIL sometimes says "I have off tomorrow" or "I have off Friday". It irritates me, so I get it.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:11 AM
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says I'm off on -----
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:26 AM
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I say "We're off on Wednesday" or "I'm off Wed. through Friday".

I agree it sounds awkward.

Reminds me of another phrase about taking time off work, but I'll start another thread so as not to threadjack.
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:30 AM
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Most everyone around here says "I don't have off". That may be a regional thing.


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Old 11-26-2019, 06:53 AM
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Off on. May be it is regional. I’m in the southern part of the country. Now the chair thing...that would big me.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:07 AM
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Regional and state differences. I’ve lived in 4 regions and 8 different states so I’ve have heard a variety of accents and lingo depending where I’ve lived. Here in Texas I hear “y’all” whereas in Pennsylvania I heard “yuns.” Here they say, “I’m fixin’ to....” I’ve picked up the y’all but not the “fixin’ to.”

Honestly, what irritates me is when people say (or write), “Me and...” especially educators and radio/newscasters and other professionals. Students as well when I was teaching. It makes me wince.
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:03 PM
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The “I have off” doesn’t bug me, but “the chair needs fixed”??? I see this type of language more and more. It sounds stupid.

The other one that’s gets to me is “based off”. As in “Based off that information, I won’t be going to work today.”

I’ll take today off. Or is it “I’ll take off today.” (Big snowstorm here today!)

Anyway, I think my decisions are based ON information, not based OFF of it.

And also “supposably”. Oh my goodness, I think you’ve started sump-thing, but I need to go. My laundry needs done. Or is it did?
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:19 PM
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I like saying, "I have a free day!"
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:31 PM
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I’m from New England and admittedly have a wicked boston accent. Geez didn’t even put the wicked in on purpose. That’s how bad it is. Anyhow, I would say it the way you mentioned. Ex “I have off Wednesday” where is the poster you mentioned from?


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Old 11-26-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have Wednesday off.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:33 PM
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I generally say I am off Wednesday (or really it's I'm off Wednesday), not I have off.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:00 AM
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I know language changes, but I don't have to like it. The "have off" phrasing is becoming more common, but I still see/hear it more as "I have Monday off". I think it's because people can say, "I'm off on Monday." If they can say I AM off, they feel free to substitute I HAVE off, just switching out the verbs.

The "chair needs fixed" one drives me crazy. I've done some research, and it appears to be regional, esp. found in the midwest. Here's a link: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ed...r/needs-washed
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:00 AM
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"Have off" sounds really weird to me, but "the chair needs fixed" sounds just fine. I'm from the Midwest.
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Off on ——
Old 11-27-2019, 05:34 PM
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I’m from the NE. We say
I have off on ——- , I have off ——,
or
I have —— off.
All sound fine to me.
The chair needs fixed- not so much.
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