OT: Douglas Adams and British English question

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Apr 17 18:35:10 EDT 2002

Laurie wrote:
> A question for those of you who live in Britian.  I was reading a Ruth
> Rendell novel (the one called Adam and Eve and Pinch Me) and the
> characters used the expression "OTT."  IIRC (and I probably don't, this
> was a while agao), a character described a neighborhood that way. Anyone
> have any idea what this might mean?  It seemed like it mught be
> pejorative, but that was all I could get from context.

I don't live in Britain, but I believe this stands for "Over the Top."

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