Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 15:23:55 MST From: Tom Uharriet Subject: Terminology of unexcused absences RE: Terminology for unexcused absences. In California (70's), we _cut_ school. We were _cutting_ class. We also called it _ditching_. Administrators said we were _truant_. In some districts, _truancy_ officers went after repeat offenders. In Utah (then and now), students and administrators call it _sluffing_. A student may "get a sluff" if s/he is caught out of class. Outside of Utah, which states use sluff, sluffed, sluffing, or sluffs? Tom Uharriet utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]