This little tidbit spotted on a business card:
Time for watches? Try time for proofreading instead.
Oh dear. Someone really should have clocked that.
(Do you have that usage – clock (v.) as slang for ‘notice’ – in AmE?)
Comment by Stan — January 3, 2011 @ 5:57 am
Very punny, Stan! I haven’t heard that use of clocked before, but maybe someone else stateside has (do you have the usage that means “punched the guy’s lights out”?).
Comment by mighty red pen — January 3, 2011 @ 8:28 pm
Yes, we have that sense too. Neither is particularly common, but I hear them both from time to time.
Comment by Stan — January 4, 2011 @ 4:30 am
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