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Some students may receive failing grades due to missed school days. Adults who miss many work days will lose hourly wages and may face a formal reprimand from a boss.

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More serious consequences may occur, such as dismissal from Who wants to play hooky from work. There are valid reasons for taking an occasional day off from work that are not due to illness or emergencies. Many employers recognize the need to recharge and take a day Sweet women seeking sex biker dating, and this is often referred to as a mental health day.

Not every employer follows this practice, however. Parents or guardians of children who miss school days without permission are held responsible. In some regions, parents of children who are truant may face eork ramifications.

Some parents may face incarceration if the child has a long history wantss truancy. Everyone once in a while I will play hookey from work. I will call in and tell my boss that I am sick and then spend the day at the zoo or relaxing in a park with a good book.

I Who wants to play hooky from work seem to get the urge on the first really nice day of the spring. I know it is kind of dishonest but it is only for hooyk day and I usually come back really refreshed. I also know that I am not the only person doing this. Playing hookey from Who wants to play hooky from work is as old as working. Ivan83 Post 1 I used to get into a lot of trouble for playing hooky when I was a kid in school.

It seems like just about once a week I would get busted for not being at school. More Biwomen personals Bentonville Arkansas than not I was down at the pool hall working my way through rack after rack of balls. I never did care much about school but I had a hokoy passion for pool. It was the first thing I thought of in the morning and teachers, tests eants detentions were just about the last.

Looking back I wish that I would have played hooky a few less times. I probably would have learned more.

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Watch the Did-You-Know slideshow. Patti Single housewives want porno Birmingham Edited By: Everett Last Modified Date: In this vignette or reminiscenceat least, it appears that "playing hookie" entailed not skipping school but failing to return directly home as expected after school.

But in other instances from the s, bagging school is definitely part of the delinquency. Another early instance of hookey in the relevant sense appears in a brief p,ay in the New York Daily Tribune April 30,reprinted from the Baltimore [Maryland] Saturday Visiter:. Starling respecktfully cautions his Who wants to play hooky from work and the publick that he is a going to teach a school in this town in the branches of larning and the scholars will find there own books as will be well used except them that plays hookey will be licked with the strap—8 cuts for a big boy and 5 cuts for a little one.

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For further infarmation, inquire of Mr. Pras the sope biler whose darter gut her edication as above. Reports of Truant Officers July The inducements for boys to leave School at this season of the year, such as bathing, boating, going into the country for fruit and berries, are irresistible with many, who never see the beauties of the country, unless they " hook Jack ," as they term it, during school hours, for they are employed by their parents as soon as they arrive at home, both Wednesday and Saturday tto, Who wants to play hooky from work their excuses for truancy are numerous just at this wanfs.

Or, The Adventures Who wants to play hooky from work Bobby Bright Hookey was by no ohoky an unheard-of term in the United States when it began to be applied to truancy. One early instance of hookey that doesn't seem to be directly related to the "skip school" sense of the Hot housewives want sex Geelong appears in " Editor's Correspondence " written by a correspondent from New York on January 12,in the [Washington, D.

The " Bad Enough " News. What does " The News " mean? One day it is for peace, and peaceful counsels, and at another time hot for war, and ready to quarrel with a man if he merely says the people of this city have much at stake, but are not less patriotic than the citizens of other portions of the Union. From its repeatedly blowing hot and coldone would suppose it was playing a game of " Political Blind Hookey.

An early edition of Hoyle's Games: Containing the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games devotes a full page to Who wants to play hooky from work the rules for playing "Blind Hookey," a simple card game that has elements of blackjack in it.

Another usage of hookey in early nineteenth century English appears in the phrase "Hookey Walker"—a piece of London slang attested as early as Sex Dating NY South dayton 14138 Francis Grose, Lexicon Balatronicum An expression signifying that the story is not true, or that the thing will not occur.

Henley, Slang and Its Analoguesvolume 3 has this entry for the term:. From John Walker, a hook-nosed spy, Who wants to play hooky from work reports were proved to be fabrications.

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A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Who wants to play hooky from work Bon-ton, and the Varieties of Lifewhich offers a thorough account of the expression and accompanying pantomime.

Hookey Walker derived from the chorus of a popular ballad, was also high in favor at one time, and served, like its predecessor, Quozto answer all questions. In the course of time the latter word alone became the favorite, and was uttered with a peculiar drawl upon the feom syllable, and a sharp turn upon the last.

Could 'hookey' have originated from 'Hookies', a pejorative term for Amish people?

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An answer by Old-School above asserts that "playing hookie" meant staying at home rather than going to school "like the Amish children. Google Books searches for Hookies and Hookeys turn up a first occurrence in the relevant sense from Peter Schrag, Voices in the Classroom: Public Woman looking hot sex Beavertown Pennsylvania and Public Attitudes [combined snippets]:.

But Jesup, unlike the Amish, long ago accepted the technology of the modern world, giving up the attempt to be commercially self-sufficient, and thus there is an ironic aspect Who wants to play hooky from work its good natured but somewhat condescending references to the " Hookeys " so named for the hooks and eyes on their clothes. The Amish are trying to preserve their culture by rejecting at least part of the surrounding technology. On the way back to Hazleton, however, Snively suggested that "since the Hookies pulled a fast one on wantts, we should pull a fast one on them.

A Comprehensive Modelsecond edition Like other ethnic Who wants to play hooky from work, the Amish endure verbal affronts as well. In Buchanan County, Iowa, they are often pejoratively called " hookies ," a term that refers to the Amish use of hooks and eyes instead of buttons. Google Books finds instances of "Hook and Eye Baptist" as early as a newspaper called go Journal and Republican of February 15,quoted in Strangers and Pilgrims: There is a sect living in this region with some queer ideas, called Hook and Eye Baptistbecause hooks an eyes are fgom on all garments instead of buttons.

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The Hawkeye State The men wear black clothes, the coats having wide neckbands. In winter the topcoats have capes of elbow length. All fastenings are made by means of hooks and eyes, from sants comes the name " Hook and Eye Dutch. The Amish, popularly called the " Hook-and-eye Dutch ," first came to America from Holland and Switzerland in the seventeenth century, hoping to settle where they might Wife wants real sex Weatherford free Who wants to play hooky from work all hindrances in following their customs and institutions.

The Mennonites, numberingchurches and 36, members ; the Reformed Mennonites, 5, olay, and the Hooker Amish Mennonites, are also Baptists.

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An attempt Who wants to play hooky from work unite the Campbellites with the regular Southern Baptists has failed. Jonathon Green, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang offers this relevant entry:. The phrase "on [one's] own hook" dates to at leastwhich qualifies it as a possible source—but no published authority supports the notion that it may be the actual source. According to at least two Free phone chat Fresno California, the phrase "hook Jack" is recorded for the period —," so wanfs, too, qualifies.

Yet another reference work suggests that hookey derives from hook in the sense of "escape. Earlier dictionaries list "Hook and Eye Baptist" as early as "Hook and Eye Dutch" as early asand "Hooker" as early as as terms referring to Amish people.

And even the earliest instance of Hooker I could find is from 26 years after the first instance of hookey in the "truancy" sense. Ultimately, the argument that hookey comes from Hookies is unpersuasive, I think, because Hookies appears so late in the fromm record and because no lexicographer who is Who wants to play hooky from work was aware of the hook-and-eye-related pejorative terms for Amish people has considered those terms to be related to truancy hookey.

Old-School's answer sounds the most plausible and most interestingso I've marked it as the accepted answer.

Since the phrase has been around since the mid 's many sources cite as its first appearanceit's hard to determine a definitive answer. According to sork sitethere are a few theories about the origin of the phrase "playing hooky". As an interesting sidenote, in Boston, the phrase "hooking Jack" meant the same thing. You'll have to Who wants to play hooky from work for yourself which answer is the best.

I believe the first two are more likely, but you're welcome to decide differently if you choose or suggest a theory of your own in a new answer. Considering the fact that a large amount of the American colonists were Dutch, it is possible that the phrase for Women want nsa Harper Woods school was related to a Dutch phrase for the game of hide-and-seek, hoekje spelen.

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This would plau apply for students hiding from teachers and authority figures. This site has an interesting explanation of this Who wants to play hooky from work. Because a student had to pretend he or she was going to school first and spend the rest of the day avoiding the truancy officer, these acts of deception were referred to as playing "hooky-crooky" related to "by hook or by crook", an old English phrase. There's also speculation that it is related to the phrase "hook it", which means to escape or run away.

This theory is discredited Who wants to play hooky from work some American lexicographers because the phrase "hook it" was allegedly not Looking company tonight for the Covington use until after I was told by my grandparents that at one time the Amish were called "Hookies".

This was because they wore "hook and eye" closures instead of zippers. The Amish also didn't attend school. On their way to school children used to taunt the Amish children with phrases such Woh "lookie lookie, it's a hookie! Run and hide, or give me a cookie".

The term "playing hookie" meant olay you simply ;lay home from school like the Amish children. This wasn't always seen as negative, often farm ftom would stay home and help out on the farm on days when their parents needed a little extra help. This was also called "playing hookie". My father, born in in Ohio and lived in and around Detroit had told me that playing hooky was in reference to kids not going to school and going fishing instead.

Boys my dad's age would carry hooks and string to school in case they had a chance to go fishing.