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QP
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 5:12:24 AM
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Hi friend,

Please see below context:

All this bollocks about you's moving out together, that's another thing for attention. It's a load of shit.
When did you's become best mates? You think you can just long someone off like all of a sudden out of the blue? There's a big issue here.

Could you please explain the words in bold.

Thank you.
QP
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 5:39:12 AM

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I'd be interested to know the broader context - how exactly this whole story has been unfolding. Thanks.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 5:41:59 AM

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QP wrote:
Hi friend,

Please see below context:

All this bollocks about you's moving out together, that's another thing for attention. It's a load of shit.
When did you's become best mates? You think you can just long someone off like all of a sudden out of the blue? There's a big issue here.

Could you please explain the words in bold.

Thank you.
QP


To "Long someone off" is not something I am familiar with, is it a transcription error?

QP could you tell us where this quote is from?
It's still too short to give us the context knowing if a work is set in a particular region of the world can be helpful, Britain has a great number of slang words that are only used in a particular city or region. The same is true of other countries as well of course but the word 'bollocks' suggests it might be British or possibly Australian.

Telling us name of a text can also tell us when it was set , some words fall in and out of fashion, it's also possible in some works that the author invents their own vocabulary.

As an aside you should write "Hi friends" at the start as you hope to get help from more than one person here.

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Elorac
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 8:47:03 AM
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Think it means to dump or get rid of.


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money143
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 9:07:59 AM

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To me it sounds like 'missing someone' out of the blue. Drool

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 10:22:14 AM

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Elorac wrote:


Think it means to dump or get rid of.


Elorac is that an informal use from a part of London?

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Romany
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 10:34:24 AM
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Unless Elorac answers in the affirmative I'd simply assume it was a typo. As this is a fairy contemporary text and "long off" is not referenced anywhere else, nor heard of before, that would be the only alternative, surely?
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Long off is a fielding position in cricket.

It is a position far behind the bowler and towards the off side.



This doesn't help of course.




just sayin'
Elorac
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 11:53:19 AM
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When you cannot be bothered with someone and ignore them you are 'longing them off.

It is not something that I would say but the younger generation do.





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Elorac
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 11:56:58 AM
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And yes, could just be the company I keep eh? Whistle

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NKM
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 1:42:02 PM

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Certainly unknown to my generation!

Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 4:22:51 PM

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Elorac wrote:


And yes, could just be the company I keep eh? Whistle


Possibly it probably shows more that I am an old fogey not down with the kids.

Ozok I prefer Silly Mid Off, Cricket has some interesting fielding position names.Whistle



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QP
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 9:52:10 PM
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Hi all,
I am sorry for giving short context. Here is the brief story.

The story takes place in England. John and Jim are best friends. John has a girlfriend, but their relationship just broke down. One day John heard a rumour on Jim took his ex-girlfriend to a restaurant, like they are dating, John is angry as Jim has not told him before. John tells Micky what he is thinking on Jim's action as John and Micky is moving to live together.

Later on, one night at a party, Jim is siting down with Micky. Micky tells Jim what John was thinking on what Jim did. And then, Jim tells Micky that the rumour is not true and explains the true story, and then he said:-

All this bollocks about you's moving out together, that's another thing for attention. It's a load of shit.
When did you's become best mates? You think you can just long someone off like all of a sudden out of the blue? There's a big issue here.


Thanks again.
QP
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3:17:46 AM

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Qp where in England does it take olace?

England has a multitude of regional accents, dialects, virtually every big city has its own vernacular and different social groups also have their own slangs.

If you tell us the title of the book, film or television program you are watching it's easier for us to try to help you, please consider adding that to future posts.

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Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:34:54 AM

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QP wrote:
Hi all,
I am sorry for giving short context. Here is the brief story.

The story takes place in England. John and Jim are best friends. John has a girlfriend, but their relationship just broke down. One day John heard a rumour on Jim took his ex-girlfriend to a restaurant, like they are dating, John is angry as Jim has not told him before. John tells Micky what he is thinking on Jim's action as John and Micky is moving to live together.

Later on, one night at a party, Jim is siting down with Micky. Micky tells Jim what John was thinking on what Jim did. And then, Jim tells Micky that the rumour is not true and explains the true story, and then he said:-

All this bollocks about you's moving out together, that's another thing for attention. It's a load of shit.
When did you's become best mates? You think you can just long someone off like all of a sudden out of the blue? There's a big issue here.


Thanks again.
QP


To me this sounds like Jim is trying to take on Micky, another John's girlfriend, is this correct?
QP
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:35:20 AM
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Friends, I got the answer of this question now. Thank you for all.
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