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    off-record

    Dear Friends,

    What does off-record mean? I have found 'off-the-record' in the dictionary but it does not bring me any closer to the meaning of:

    Irony is an off-record strategy.

    Palinkasocsi

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    Re: off-record

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    Dear Friends,

    What does off-record mean? I have found 'off-the-record' in the dictionary but it does not bring me any closer to the meaning of:

    Irony is an off-record strategy.

    Palinkasocsi
    If something is off-record, it doesn't go onto official records.

    "I'll tell you who shot the sheriff, but it's off-record. I don't want my name involved."
    "Yes, the US uses torture to gain information. But it's off the record."
    "What I'm telling you is off-record. If you tell anyone I told you, I'll deny ever having met you."

    PS: I'm not why in what context irony would be off-record. Perhaps you could tell us?

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