Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 21:15:31 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" Subject: Re: out-of-pocket On Thu, 9 May 1996, Gregory J. Pulliam asked about regional variation in the meaning of out-of-pocket. I have always used it to mean "not being where one is supposed to be" or "so crazy-busy I just couldn't make it." I have never heard it used to mean out of money. Bethany, who can always use a new term for being out of cash Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (423) 974-6965 | FAX (423) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at