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far be it for me

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  • = this is something I would never do (usually said ironically)

    July 25, 2008

  • I thought it was far be it from me. I guess this is an understandable variant.

    July 25, 2008

  • I think it is far be it from me. Actually I hate when it's misspoken like this. *is sad*

    It's spawned its own term among the re-enactor community: farby. Farby, or farb, is used as an adjective: "We don't do events with them. They're a farby unit," or "John, what are you doing with that farb hat?!" It comes from "Far be it from me to criticize your _____" (e.g. uniform, drill, manual of arms, etc.) "but..." Then they go on to criticize.

    July 25, 2008

  • So, you're saying that far be it from me is the more correct form of this expression? *is on the verge of burning her worthless dictionary* *looks expectantly at Chained_Bear*

    July 25, 2008

  • Well, "from me" trumps "for me" by 3 g-hits to 1.

    July 25, 2008

  • It's far be it from me for me as well! Think of it as wanting to be 'far from' what you are about to criticize.

    July 25, 2008

  • Well, don't take my opinion as gospel, for god's sake. I make lists about poo and balls!

    But yeah, I have to say I've never seen it spelled this way, only "...from me." FWIW.

    July 25, 2008

  • Well, it looks like far be it from me wins by popular vote, then :)

    July 25, 2008

  • from, not for.

    July 25, 2008

  • It's not for me (!) to question, but why are we arguing about two different phrases that both have validity? The one listed here has useage. Mia', tell the dissenters to put their own word up and argue over there. My life experience is with your version. First I've heard of theirs but I'd be happy not to start using it. Far be we from the Verbal Arms? For the Arms, anyone?

    July 25, 2008