(It's a question to the Britons.It's a british expression so the Americans may not know it.)
Do you know what does it "pop over" mean ?
e.g. "We are out of milk, I will pop over to the shop to get some".
Could you tell me more sentences with "pop over" ?
Is that expression in common usage ?
...and my second question is, how do you pronounce "often" ?
"Pop over" means that someone will go some place.
I will pop iver to the store to get cheese. = I will go to the store to get cheese.
"Often" as far as I know is pronounced without the "t." But I have only really paid attention to the people in Lincolnshire, who do ot pronunce the "t" in "often."
This is expression is heard in the U.S. as well. It just means to "go get."
"I'll just pop over and get some Ice cream."
*This expression... (omit the first "is")
I use this expression all the time! "Can I pop over and pick up some CDs?" etc. To me it means a quick stop.
How about "Get OFF OF me" in American English. Why do you include the extra "OF", it sounds a bit awkward. How did this come about why not just say "Get OFF me" which sounds perfectly fine to me. Or maybe Im wrong and my grammar is not quite right.
Yeah, the "of" doesn't belong in "Get off of me."
I'd say that the definitions given above for "pop over" all fit my idea of the verb.
It's often used to refer to a visit, especially a short one, e.g. "I thought I'd pop over and say 'Hi!'."
I'd never heard the "t"'s being pronounced in "often" until I lived in Vancouver.
"Can I pop over and pick up some CDs?" etc.
May I write this sentence like this?
- "Can I pull over and pick up some CDs?" I heard it three or four times in a movie when someone was driving a car.
I often pronounce the T in often but not always and the degree varies too. I think it is to do with stress.
I heard some French kid at school saying that he was dumpy.
What did he mean by "dumpy" ?
What kind of mood do you express by "dumpy" ?
Is it more British or American ?
For me "dumpy" means what the French call 'trapu', meaning short and fat. But that kid was neither fat nor short. I thought he might have been taught the word in a wrong way.
What do you think ?
Thanks to all for the answers. What is past tense of 'pop over' ? poped over ?