[rspec-users] Not seeing an RJS change

Steve Schafer steve at fenestra.com
Mon Sep 29 13:19:55 EDT 2008


On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:34:34 -0500, you wrote:

>On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Nick Hoffman <nick at deadorange.com> wrote:
>> On 2008-09-29, at 07:58, David Chelimsky wrote:
>>>
...
>>>
>>> I'm not sure why that is offhand, still waking up this fine Monday
>>> morning, but I'd recommend throwing this question to the rails mailing
>>> list if nobody responds here.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> David
>>
...
>>
>> I'm not sure what you meant by "why that is offhand"...
>
>That's a common US expression meaning "without looking into it" or
>"off the top of my head".

I think it's a parsing problem, rather than an idiom problem. I think he
read it as if "offhand" were the object of "that is offhand," which
doesn't make much sense.

How about this:

"Offhand, I'm not sure why that is true (still waking up this fine
Monday morning), but I'd recommend throwing this question to the rails
mailing list if nobody responds here."

-Steve


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