Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 08:52:13 -0700
From: Lex Olorenshaw lexo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LSI.SEL.SONY.COM
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?
Offloading physical cargo, sounds a little strange to me.
I would say my usage of "offload" is limited to discussions
of human resources, as in:
"You need to offload that task onto someone else."
Speech Recognition Group
Sony Research Laboratories
E-mail: lexo[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]lsi.sel.sony.com