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BS: Check Out Our Forum

17 Nov 03 - 07:21 AM (#1055349)
Subject: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Santa

Every time I click on this to check out, I check in. So to check in, I have to check out. Am I the only one confused?

Don't Americans have check out tills in their supermarkets?


17 Nov 03 - 09:38 AM (#1055428)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: GUEST,MMario

yes - though "checkout counter" would be a more familiar form to us.

"Check out" in American-ese is equivilant to "Have a look at"


17 Nov 03 - 12:40 PM (#1055558)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Amos

Santa:

"Check this out" is a fairly recent (last five-ten years) expression from the young, meaning to look it over, investigate it, eyeball it, scope it out, etc. With some forums you have to check in to the forum before you can check out the forum. Check?

A


17 Nov 03 - 12:52 PM (#1055565)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: GUEST,MMario

Amos? the phrase was in current use when I was in High School. That was quite a few years more then 5 or 10


17 Nov 03 - 01:06 PM (#1055587)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Amos

Sorry, Mario -- I don't believe you. I have seen your picture and you aren't a day over 28.

A


Oh, all right. All right!! 30 years tops.


17 Nov 03 - 01:11 PM (#1055593)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Wolfgang

Einchecken, durchchecken, auschecken.

Mein Arzt hat mich durchgecheckt
Ich muss das erst noch auschecken.

If we even conjugate it already in German, it must be old.

What had puzzled me on the Mudcat site for a wee moment was that the filter actually isn't out when you click on 'filter out'.

Wolfgang


17 Nov 03 - 01:12 PM (#1055594)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: GUEST,MMario

hell - my *diploma* is older then that Amos!


17 Nov 03 - 01:13 PM (#1055596)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Ebbie

In Alaska when we say 'the lights are out', chances are we're not talking about bulbs.


17 Nov 03 - 01:17 PM (#1055598)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Wolfgang

Once, nearly the whole CSSR icehockey team had names ending in 'check' (whatever your English transliteration is) which makes a lot of sense for Czechs and the reporter was heard saying "...Franticzech, Holyczech, Bodilczech, crosscheck!"

Wolfgang


17 Nov 03 - 03:55 PM (#1055682)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Peace

Check in--hotel, airline, conference

Check out--hotel

Check out (be careful with the transitivity on this one because it is used with a phrase) the ________ on her, him

Check it out--after understanding the pronominal referent

Check--got it or I agree

Cheque--thing that comes back from the bank


17 Nov 03 - 06:36 PM (#1055780)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: McGrath of Harlow

You missed out "check up" (not to be confused with "chuck up")


17 Nov 03 - 09:09 PM (#1055848)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Bill D

some folks here seem to have a checkered past*! and present, too...

*means roughly, containing black areas (like a checker board) of questionable moral behavior


17 Nov 03 - 09:31 PM (#1055862)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: McGrath of Harlow

a chukkaed past would mean you used to play polo.


17 Nov 03 - 09:36 PM (#1055865)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Burke

The worst is that library compuer systems designate a book that is checked out as "charged" that means when it comes back it is "discharged." No one ever understands this, but the manuals for the computer systems use these terms. The instructions end up being rewritten locally. Why they do not just call it check-in or return is beyond me.


17 Nov 03 - 10:56 PM (#1055890)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Peace

McGH: Tried water polo once. Damn near drowned the horse.


18 Nov 03 - 12:51 AM (#1055954)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: rangeroger

Brucie, doesn't a cheque come from a banque?

rr


18 Nov 03 - 12:55 AM (#1055958)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Deda

Check into it. I'll check around. It's time for my annual check-up.


18 Nov 03 - 03:30 AM (#1055994)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: open mike

check, czech, cheque
what you say when doing
a sound check on a mike.

so i guess a checker would
be a sound technician, but
a chukar is a game bird
like a quail or grouse


18 Nov 03 - 09:43 PM (#1056629)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: rangeroger

What about chukka boots?

rr


18 Nov 03 - 09:46 PM (#1056631)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Amos

Burke:

Computer programmers are always writing things from their own point of view instead of the users; to them it makes sense that a book being carried on the records (loaned out) is charged because the register is loaded with the books data, and the record will be carried until discharged. It makes sense electronically also. Just humanly obscure. Typical geeks.


A


18 Nov 03 - 10:16 PM (#1056649)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: GUEST,pdc

Oh dear. I wish I hadn't had a scotch before dinner, then wine with it, before reading this thread. I'm confused...


18 Nov 03 - 10:23 PM (#1056651)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Jerry Rasmussen

I've stopped checking things out. I'm an exchecquer. sp?

Jerry


18 Nov 03 - 10:25 PM (#1056653)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Peace

rangerover: In Quebec, yep. In Alberta, nope. Good eye. Never noticed that before.


19 Nov 03 - 10:15 PM (#1057412)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: annamill

BAD TASTE WARNING! DON'T READ IF SENSITIVE!

What do you call an abortion in Czechoslavakia(sp)??

Boo... A cancelled Czech...

Sorry..

love, Annamill


20 Nov 03 - 10:31 AM (#1057788)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: Mickey191

What about the _final_ checkout? To stop breathing.

Used to be the euphemism-haven't heard it much lately.


20 Nov 03 - 10:46 AM (#1057795)
Subject: RE: BS: Check Out Our Forum
From: muppett

AND CHECK MATE