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Out and out-out

January 11, 2018

Sometimes I ask one or both of my two daughters, Miranda (21) and Ros (18), ‘Are you going out tonight?’

And often they reply, ‘Yes, but not out-out.’

It’s an interesting and useful distinction that they’ve evolved. Going out just means going somewhere local, to the pub, say, or round to a friend’s house. But going out-out means dancing at a club, or going to an all-night party. If they say they’re going out, I expect them back before midnight; but if they say they’re going out-out, they won’t return until dawn.

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  1. Cherylene permalink

    You must look up the comedian Micky Flanigan who has a very funny sketch about this very thing.

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