Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 11:34:14 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: offload
On this morning's traffic report, the speaker warned motorists of an overturned tractor trailer on the east bound lane of the Schuykill Expressway (leading
to Philadelphia). The cargo was a load of beer, and the road would be
closed until the beer could be "offloaded." The term offload (off-load)?
was repeated several times by others on the radio and on TV, leading me to
assume the term was used in the original report.
Has anyone heard this term before?
i know this more in terms of "get rid of" rather than "unload". as
in "we offloaded our backstock of souvenir ashtrays onto some