Date: 5/9/96 5:31 PM
To: Grant Barrett
From: Gregory J. Pulliam
My father from Hannibal, Missouri tells me of a dispute he's involved in
regarding the term out-of-pocket. He and my mother, who's from Omaha, NE=
use the term to mean "not being where one is supposed to be," as in "I'm
sorry we couldn't be there but we were out-of-pocket."
A friend of his uses the term to mean "out-of money." My wife and I use
the term to mean "unexpected and immediate cash" expenses.
Does anybody have any dialect region inoformation about these terms, or
other supporting or diverging uses?
gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]charlie.iit.edu
Illinois Institute of Technology