Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 18:38:17 -0500
From: Jerry Miller millerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FRANKLINCOLL.EDU
Subject: Re: Time clock
Kathleen wrote: I just heard, in the lyrics to a song
by the Tractors, the expression "time clock."
Is this a common expression? I've never heard it.
What other kinds of "clock" are there besides
those of the "time" variety? I'm stumped.
The Tractors, btw, are from Oklahoma.
I assume it refers to the kind of machine at factories, etc., where workers
punch in and out with cards, upon which the times are stamped by the "time
clock." I've heard that usage quite a bit here (in Indiana) and elsewhere.
Pulliam School of Journalism
Franklin College (Ind.)
[speaking only for myself, who, happily, doesn't have to punch a time clock]