Monday, November 5, 2012

Go off

A sound that is programmed to be activated at a specific time, either pre-programmed or by stimulus. “Go off” also means to explode. The preposition “off” seems to be a contradiction, since the opposite, “on”, seems more logical.
-> Obviously a sun dial cannot be programmed to “go off” like an alarm clock… and that’s why the comic is funny.

1. A landmine goes off when someone steps on it, a hand grenade goes off when the safety pin is released and a bomb will go off when it is triggered through a number of mechanisms.

When your alarm clock goes off, do you hit the snooze button so that you can sleep for an extra 5-10 minutes? How many times do you hit the snooze button before you finally get out of bed?

3.  Once a car alarm, house alarm or shop alarm is set (activated), if the circuit is interrupted, the alarm will go off. Have you ever had a problem trying to sleep because of a car alarm in your neighborhood going off repeatedly?

4.  A fire alarm will go off when it detects smoke inside a home or any place it is installed.


  1. i hate when people set up the alarm clock one hour earlier than they really need to get up, and it starts going off every 5 minutes, like 12 times before getting up,and u can sleep for that hour, waking out with that disturbing noise

  2. I love do that, because when you have to get up too early you start to enjoy like never in your life those last 30 mins..the trouble is when is someone close that can´t sleep for the noise.

  3. A nuclear bomb...........went off !!!!!!!

  4. To snooze or not to snooze... that is the question!