Random Inkings

January 2, 2008

Blog 365

Filed under: Random — Little Miss @ 9:45 am

The rules are one post a day for 365 days. Doesn’t have to be all on the same blog. That’s good, cuz I didn’t set this one up until today. But I did blog yesterday on my Little Miss Sew N Sew site. So there.

Today’s question: What does the phrase “out of pocket” mean to you? (note the lack of hyphens.)



  1. hi…..you sucked me into this little game. 🙂 we’ll see how long i last…..


    Comment by mermaids — January 2, 2008 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

  2. To me, “out of pocket” means paying for something yourself. For example:
    “I belong to a condo association,” said Willy, “but it’s a terrible racket. I have to pay my own lawn service out of pocket.”

    Comment by Wendy — January 2, 2008 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  3. Can tomorrow’s question be “What does racket mean to you?”

    Comment by Wendy — January 2, 2008 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  4. Sure, why not, Wendy. 🙂 There was a debate on my copyediting list about out of pocket meaning unavailable. I first thought it was football analogy, like when the quarterback is out of THE pocket, but apparently I was grossly wrong, as they all so politely told me. They have two different meanings, but I still see how someone could think it means the same thing.

    Comment by Little Miss — January 2, 2008 @ 1:14 pm | Reply

  5. Oh, I’ve heard that– out of pocket being unavailable. I guess the other (regarding expenses) is “out-of-pocket.”

    Comment by moonbeammcqueen — January 2, 2008 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

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