Who says '5 of' for '5 to'?

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  1. check1

    check1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    Today on the show I kept hear '5 of' for 5 minutes to the hour.
    Is this a regional thing or is this just Howard saying something wrong/fucked up and Booey then saying it a bunch all of a sudden out of
    nowhere in his weird ass kissy way?

    I'll take my answer off air.:hat:
     
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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    It's an educated human thing.
     
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    I always say of not to. Maybe it is regional because I'm pretty sure everyone I know does the same thing. I'm from New England.
     
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    So, you'd say something like '5 of 5' meaning 5 minutes until 5 o'clock? If so, it must be regional.

    I feel like I heard this a lot today, but never remember hearing it before. It reminds me of people saying 'I could care less' or 'waiting on line'...It doesn't make sense.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I say 5:55. Less math.
     
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    I think it's a regional thing,the same way they wait on line while the rest of the world wait in line.
     
  7. Slappy

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    Yes, I always say quarter of, 10 of or 5 of and never really thought of it before you pointed it out. "I could care less" is very common but I always say "waiting in line".

    I have never said someone "feted me" or "made me a party".
     
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    I never heard "waiting on line" except with Englishmen and Northerners. I can't believe how often "I could care less" is used. People here say "threw a party for me" all the time. Of course they're 7 years old.
     
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    "I could care less" drives me crazier than people writing 'ect.' for etcetera.
     
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    I hear you. I don't say it but it is very common up here. Ect. or Etc.?
     
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    it's "couldn't care less"!!!!!! (not "could care less") :pissed:

    another thing that drives me mad, not from the stern show but in general, is people when say "irregardless" (which is redundant) instead of "regardless."

    i'm no english major like beth and hardly a grammar nazi, but those drive me absolutely mental.
     
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    "Made/Make a party" just gives me the Heebie jeebies for some reason.
     
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    Too funny. My husband was screaming at the TV earlier watching the Red Sox/Rays game when the announcer said "irregardless". A word he used to say before I corrected him years ago.
     
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    they usually say "queuing up." :grad:




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    How about 'on accident' instead of 'by accident'. Stern must say that.
     
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    Where's the logic in wating on a line? Jebus. I have heard it a lot in the north east, but I'm more north than that (Toronto) and it's waiting IN line here....weird.
     
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    Me too. "Make in my pants" drives me insane, too.
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    How about Syracuse communications graduates (sports media) saying "jagwires?" That rustles my jimmies.
     
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    I've never heard "5 of". Always say or hear 5 til 7 Or quarter til. When mentioning things Booey says. Count how many times he says "Can I say or ask you something" and keeps blabbing or starts out with "Honestly" No booey everybody wants u to lie. Honestly boff,,
     
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    Actually, the term "5 of" is correct usage. When you ask someone... "What time is it?" and they answer..."It's 5 o'clock." they are telling you what hour of the clock it is. So 5 of means 5 minutes until the hour.

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