Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 16:04:26 MST From: Tom Uharriet 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 tanning? Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]