Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday's Random Slang-o-rama: Playing hooky


Well, I took last week away from almost everything to go to Iceland and chase around after the Northern Lights. I had a marvelous time, yet still felt a little guilty, as if I was playing hooky from my endless lists of to-dos and responsibilities. But abandon Slang-o-rama? Never!

So, let's take a closer look at playing hooky...
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... However, first, a few photos from my trip...
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Now that I've shared some of the lovely scenery from this fascinating land of ice and snow, let's return to play hooky, which, according to Dictionary.com, means "be absent from school or some other obligation without permission."

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer notes that the term play hooky dates from the mid-1800s and adds
In this term, the noun hooky may have come from the phrase hook it, meaning "escape."
I shall close with a little Led Zepplin, because.... (see link re: land of ice and snow, above).

1 comment:

Liz V. said...

A well deserved break and such a beautiful spot! But glad you didn't hook it for longer!

No hobgoblins but a tornado watch. Lol.