Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 09:42:43 -0700 From: Dan Alford Subject: Re: Terminology of unexcused absences Definitely not Placerville CA (in the Sierras), according to my 18-yr old language consultant, Melanie Alford. On Tue, 19 Sep 1995, Tom Uharriet wrote: > 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] >