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Doesn't Know From

Where does the American construction doesn't know from come from? How is it used? [More Inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 21, 2004 - 19 answers

Is using 'of' redundant in certain constructions?

Quite a few American MeFi users, notably Matt, write "not so big of a deal" or, as in the linked example, "too subtle of a point." Is this a legitimate American construction or is that of redundant and/or just plain wrong? If it's acceptable, is it in any way related to the colloquial English construction "Of a Saturday, I enjoy a walk in the park"?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 30, 2004 - 30 answers

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