Discussion Forum

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
One-Off
Read the original blog post
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
2013/01/28
1:00pm
San Diego, California
Admin
Forum Posts: 1420
Member Since:
2007/08/02
Offline
1
0

Where does the term one-off come from? Among British foundry workers in the 1950s, the number of units produced from a given mold was designated with the word off. So if twenty widgets came off the line, you'd call that batch a twenty-off. A one-off, in turn, refers to a one-of-a-kind object, such as a prototype model. And although Kingsley Amis once called the term an American abomination, make no mistake: We have the UK to thank for one-off. This is part of a complete episode.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online: Glenn
21 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 750

Bob Bridges: 676

Ron Draney: 619

RobertB: 427

tromboniator: 371

Robert: 354

Dick: 350

samaphore: 319

dilettante: 287

Raffee: 238

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 604

Members: 2993

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3084

Posts: 16244

Newest Members: Jen_Jen, venessa1@mac.com, BB, Kissezlean, Haerlee, pampmap, Lisbet, holahada, Twisted2014, BMayer

Moderators: Grant Barrett (1420)

Administrators: Martha Barnette (828), Grant Barrett (1420), EmmettRedd (620), Glenn (1578), timfelten (0)