Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Slang Gang Word of the Day

September 30: The book off

The act of getting a book out on the train, tube bus or plane in order to avoid talking to the person next to you. Substitutes include a newspaper, phone or iPod.

Person one: "Blablabla isn't the weather terrible blablabla"
Person two: (gets book out thus giving Person one "The book off")
Person one stops talking.

**When I rode public transportation for many years, I totally initiated the book off. Works like a charm. And if you are at church, just pretend to read your scriptures. A restaurant? The menu will work fine.**


Kado! said...

Sean has got this one down!

tammy said...

I always do the book off when I'm on an airplane.