Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 18:38:17 -0500 From: Jerry Miller 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. Jerry Miller Pulliam School of Journalism Franklin College (Ind.) [speaking only for myself, who, happily, doesn't have to punch a time clock]