I was wrestling with my daughter and my nephew when he said, "this place is T," pointing to the sofa. T
is short for TO
, which, in turn, is short for time out
, but neither of these two youngsters seemed to have ever heard time out
except in the context of an adult-imposed opportunity for reflection on misbehaviour. The older kid's I've talked to were aware of the source, but the link appears to be fading.
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