Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 11:52:31 +0100
From: "C.A. Hoornstra" cah012[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]STUDENTS.STIR.AC.UK
Subject: Re: Terminology of unexcused absences/ and bar time.
I went to high school in Madison, Wisconsin from 1984 - 1988 and although
I'd heard of the terms "laying out"(or "laying low"), "cut" and "play
hookey" to refer to unexcused absences, the only term we consistently
used was "skip". (My mother referred to it euphemistically as "missing"
Here's a term that has caused confusion to people outside of Wisconsin:
"bar time." It refers to the time that a bar closes. Thus, we would say,
"When is bar time?" Does anyone else use this term?