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    Default Re: PHRASAL VERB P*SS OFF

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    To be able to get arrested on a pier?
    Well, that wasn't high up my list but yes, I suppose! In a roundabout way!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: PHRASAL VERB P*SS OFF

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, that wasn't high up my list but yes, I suppose! In a roundabout way!
    I try not to p*** off a pier in a roundabout way. People who do that tend to get their own back.

    Perhaps it is time for a saner person than I to close this thread.

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    Default Re: PHRASAL VERB P*SS OFF

    Let the record reflect that I do not scrunch my whole face, just my nose, but only when it's used as a slang word for urinate. Inconsistent, but there you go.


    I actually have no trouble with "I was p*ssed off" = I was angry or "That really p*sses me off" = That really makes me angry. (I don't use it around my mother, but even at work, that's okay. But "I need to go take a p*ss" is not okay.)

    Americans don't (in my experience) use this phrase to mean "to leave" with the exception of "Oh, p*ss off!" meaning "Oh, go away."

    I have never heard an American say "He p*ssed off about an hour ago" or "If you say that to him, he'll p*ss off."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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