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#1 2020-01-15 11:05:35

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1637

"Sod off" for sawed off

Sod off (phrasal verb)
If someone tells someone else to sod off, they are telling them in a very rude way to go away or leave them alone.
[British, informal, rude]
Collins Advanced English Dictionary

In conservative circles, it is even ruder to convey the request by shotgun.

Franco is a piece of shit. He was always getting arrested years ago. He once got arrested for possessing a sod off shot gun with ammo while driving around downtown on a weekend night.
R: “Sod off shotgun”??? Did it shoot grass or something?
https://turtleboysports.com/if-grafton- … lieve-him/

im trying to find out online what this law says you can conceal or not or if you still need a permit for only certain kinds of guns. is this for all guns or just hand guns? my one buddy told me you’d even be allowed to conceal a sod off shotgun as long as you had a license for it, but does that mean for inside a restaurant too? even if your not old enough to drink?
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum … 69220.html

Never made it in the car!They drive to the neighbors house around the block and up the street. They got there before me. I’m chasing a car now, being shot at with a 12 Gauge sod off Shotgun down the middle of the street.
https://mandy9mm.wordpress.com/

Shotgun Blaster: A very unique energy weapon that resembles a sod off shotgun, with a twin barrel that shots an accelerated particle beam.
https://liveactionprotest.forumotion.co … ile-thread

OP:To think you can walk in here with two unbound bounties have yourself a few drinks and trust they won’t try to run off?” Jacob had turned to look at the masked man who spoke to him and immediately he saw a rifle on the mans back, a sod off shotgun to one side, and a double barrel Peacemaker to the other. These were just what he carried on him.
P2:The fighting dulled down immediately, with a few others still brawling in the corners. As attention slowly came to him he pulled out the sod off and pumped it. He had his peacemaker aimed down at the mage, and the sod off at the gun man. The pipsqueak he didn’t need to worry about, it seemed like she had only knives, he could gun her down before she got to him.
https://role-player.net/forum/archive/i … -8505.html

Unbound bounties? Sounds as though they think that “bounty” is another name for fugitive.

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#2 2020-01-15 19:27:55

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2359
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Re: "Sod off" for sawed off

In that next to the last example (the OP paragraph), the shotgun wielder is carrying his weapon to encourage the bounties not to sod off. But when used defensively, or even offensively, the effect is to encourage the target to get out. Do you suppose those who use it know the British phrase, though?


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 Yesterday 18:55:13

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1637

Re: "Sod off" for sawed off

DavidTuggy wrote:

Do you suppose those who use it know the British phrase, though?

Most or all of these messages come from the States, so, no, the chances seem slim. Hard to say what motivated this expression. I don’t remember what motivated me to look. The connection between sod and sawed is mostly present in the form of jokes on the web.

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