Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 11:52:31 +0100 From: "C.A. Hoornstra" 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" class.) 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? CAHoornstra