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Posted: 19 December 2007 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Ummm, sorry if this qualifies me for the University of the Bleeding Obvious, but both “Bored of Education” and “Bored of the Rings” are puns ("board of education") that depend for their success on the preposition being “of” rather than “with”, which proves that the creators of the jokes were aware of the use of “bored of”, but doesn’t say anything about whether or not they would normally use “bored with” in non-punning contexts ... indeed, “Bored of Education”, in its context, carried the implication that “bored of” was already stigmatised as ignorant ...

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Posted: 19 December 2007 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Posted: 20 December 2007 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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OP Tipping - 19 December 2007 04:02 PM

yes

I’ll get me coat.

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Posted: 21 December 2007 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Opens back door and shoves Zythophile out into the cold, dark street. 

Throws coat out, too.

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Posted: 23 December 2007 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Zythophile - 19 December 2007 09:36 AM

Ummm, sorry if this qualifies me for the University of the Bleeding Obvious, but both “Bored of Education” and “Bored of the Rings” are puns ("board of education") that depend for their success on the preposition being “of” rather than “with”, which proves that the creators of the jokes were aware of the use of “bored of”, but doesn’t say anything about whether or not they would normally use “bored with” in non-punning contexts ... indeed, “Bored of Education”, in its context, carried the implication that “bored of” was already stigmatised as ignorant ...

I can confirm this. As a smartarse 14-year-old, I wrote some verses that used this pun, which I imagined I was the first to think of. I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of the 1936 film. But when I first became conscious of the use of ‘bored of’ instead of ‘bored with’ many years later, I thought it was a recent solecism.

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Posted: 24 December 2007 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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ElizaD - 21 December 2007 11:48 PM

Opens back door and shoves Zythophile out into the cold, dark street. 

Throws coat out, too.

You’re bored of me, then?

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