Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 01, 2005
In Reply to: "Book" "Booked" & "Booken" posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 01, 2005
: : My question is about the regional origins and use of the word "Book" "Booked" & "Booken" as in "He was really booken." meaning he was running with all his might.
: : Or, "They Booked" meaning you missed them they have left the area.
: : I grew up in a red-neck town in the U.S.A., mid-atlantic coast. This expression
: : was used often by school mates all through elementary scholl up to high school (circa 1968-1980) My question is, is this usage found in other English speaking country's like the U.K. ???
: I grew up in London and I have never heard "booken", nor "booked" used in the sense you describe.
See link below to previous discussion we had here.