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Genuine question here. I have noticed that a lot of Manx people use ‘off’ when they mean ‘of’.
Is this an accent thing or a dialect thing? 

I'm not trying to belittle or insult anyone. I’m just curious as to how it came about. 

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5 hours ago, Itsmeee said:

I’ve noticed that it’s not just when people write, so possibly not an education issue. I hear people saying ‘off’ instead of ‘of.’ 

It’s definitely a Manx education issue. You’ll also often hear people saying “there” when they mean “their”. 

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7 hours ago, Mr. Sausages said:

It’s definitely a Manx education issue. You’ll also often hear people saying “there” when they mean “their”. 

It's the 'they're' that really greats with me.

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