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Query Details

Query Subject:   Student slang 'booting'
Author:   Paviour-Smith Martin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear Listers,
My students and I are currently investigating narratives as discourses which construct identity. We have come across a piece of American slang we canot interpret here in New Zealand, and I ask foryour help. One narrative written by a student in North Carolina writes: [Name] was booting. [Name] was booting. Everyone was.
Any ideas as to what this means?
Martin Paviour-Smith
Massey University,
Palmerston North,
New Zealand
LL Issue: 15.1586
Date posted: 17-May-2004


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