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Kent Davis Folklore: Childhood words for truanting? (94* d) RE: Folklore: Childhood words for truanting? 03 Apr 11

From the U.S.*, mid-60s to early 70s

truancy - "skipping school" or "playing hooky"

door-knocking prank - no special name for it

truce words - "times" or "time out"


*As a child, I lived in South Carolina and West Virginia. We used the same words in both places, and I've not heard any others in the states in which I've lived since childhood (Tennessee, Virginia, and Ohio). Possibly these are standard throughout the U.S.

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