Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 09:16:51 -0500
From: Laurence Horn laurence.horn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: "bored of"

At 9:33 PM -0800 3/18/98, Devon Coles wrote:
Lately on campus I've heard a number of young students use the phrase "bored
of" as in "I'm bored of this course." It's really been driving me up the
wall. But even worse, today I overhead someone say, "I'm sorry. Are you
embarrassed of my question?"
Is this just a local thing (British Columbia), or has anyone else noticed
this odd use of "of"?

Might be generational. My kids (at least one of them) often complain about
being "bored of" something, and they're in Connecticut (a ways from BC).
Impressionistically, there may be an influence from "tired of" here. (I
suppose some would see a blend or 'contamination' if this is right.)