Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 16:04:26 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Laying Out: Hookey or Tanning?
When I was in high school(1987-1991), we always referred to unexcused
absences as "laying out". As a matter of fact, seniors were given a
designated day for unexcused absences,"senior lay-out day". We also used a
term, but not as
often," Hookey." My father used this term more than I did, however. In
the region that I am from, it seems the most accepted term by students
and teachers for unexcused abscences is"laying out."
Paula R. Browning
I've never heard "laying out" except as used to get a tan (Calif.).
We had a Senior Ditch Day. I think "Hookey" was also common in all
the states I've lived in.
Have any of the rest of you used "laying out" for hookey or for
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