Date: Wed, 20 Sep 1995 22:53:12 -0400
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: Terminology of unexcused absences
Forty years ago, Montana railroad workers were said to "slope" off, and
"sloping off" was their version of sloughing/sluffing. It meant both
absenteeism and lateness, as well as slack performance.
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On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Al Futrell wrote:
On Tue, 19 Sep 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote:
Outside of Utah, which states use sluff, sluffed, sluffing, or sluffs?
I have heard sloughing off ever since I can remember, but then maybe I
have been hanging with too many gamblers....and it was often a matter of
sloughing off a class to imbibe in some sport.