Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 16:24:52 -0400 From: PAULA RENEE BROWNING Subject: Re: Terminology of unexcused absences 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 Undergraduate Morehead State University