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Posted: 9/28/2004 7:34:52 PM EST
Ever use that phrase or heard it used?

As in "Be advised that the wagons are indeed being circled. The word is out, talking out of school is a one way ticket to career destruction. No innuendos, not hints, very explicit."

I hadn't heard it. Common phrase?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:35:36 PM EST
I've heard it. I don't use it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:35:53 PM EST
Neverr heard it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:39:44 PM EST
Nope
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:44:00 PM EST
Hear it, not very often, don't use it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:44:27 PM EST
Nope
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:44:34 PM EST
Never heard "talking out of school" but I've often heard "talking out of class" Never used it myself, though.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:46:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 8:13:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Sure I've heardit, geez you guys make me feel like I'm 80




Try 52. I use it every so often.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:57:21 AM EST
yes.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:00:11 AM EST
"Telling stories outta school"
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:02:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:04:20 AM EST
Buncha old damn geezers around here. I've never heard it. SNAP!

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:18:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:32:12 AM EST by corwin1968]
<Delmar in O' Brother Where Art Thou> I don't mean to be tellin tales out of school.......but there's a fella in there will pay you ten dollars to sing into his can <Delmar in O' Brother Where Art Thou>

Only place I've ever even heard a variation on it. I always wondered about that phrase.


edited to correctly quote "Delmar". Thanks drache! I just woke up when I wrote that!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:20:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:21:38 AM EST by drache]

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
<Delbert in O' Brother Where Art Thou> I don't mean to be tellin tales out of school.......but there's a fella in there will pay you ten dollars to sing into his can <Delbert in O' Brother Where Art Thou>

Only place I've ever even heard a variation on it. I always wondered about that phrase.



um....His name was Delmar, not Delbert.

and that's the only place I've ever heard it as well.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:38:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By TomJefferson:
It's a polite way of saying bullshit.

Tj



Around here it means revealing information that probably shouldn't be disclosed. I have occasionally heard it used to mean speaking without expertise or firsthand knowledge.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:46:46 AM EST
It's an old saying from intelligence circles. Revealing classified information to people without security clearances. And it IS a one-way ticket OUT of your unit.

Once again, the yuppies have taken over the term because they think it makes them sound important
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:49:56 AM EST
I'm nearly 49 and I have used that phrase and heard it used many times over the years. But you know, sometimes I have been known to operate above my pay grade.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:59:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 3:00:51 AM EST by Hoppy]
I use it when describing someone who revealed a confidence.

If I told you something in confidence, you blabbed it to someone else and it got back to me, I'd say you were talking out of school.

And yea, I'm over 50.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:20:11 AM EST
Wicked. I hereby resolve to use my newly aquired old man phrase with its secret squirrel implications at least twice a week until its fully reintroduced into the American vernacular.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:28:03 AM EST
Nope
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:28:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Wicked. I hereby resolve to use my newly aquired old man phrase with its secret squirrel implications at least twice a week until its fully reintroduced into the American vernacular.





Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:36:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 3:37:47 AM EST by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:49:53 AM EST
I have heard it.

I have used it.

My favorite is "just between us girls".
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:51:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 3:58:23 AM EST by legalese77]

Originally Posted By corwin1968:
<Delmar in O' Brother Where Art Thou> I don't mean to be tellin tales out of school.......but there's a fella in there will pay you ten dollars to sing into his can <Delmar in O' Brother Where Art Thou>

Only place I've ever even heard a variation on it. I always wondered about that phrase.


edited to correctly quote "Delmar". Thanks drache! I just woke up when I wrote that!



+1

eta: since everyone is posting their own similar phrases, I like to use the phrase "diarrhea of the mouth"
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:51:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By KBaker:
I've heard it. I don't use it.




+1
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:53:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:55:46 AM EST
Yes, "running off at the mouth" I have used and heard on many occasions.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:32:25 AM EST
Yes.

Roughly translated, "That's your ass talking 'cause your mouth knows better!"

Semper Fi!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:03:48 AM EST
Yep, I have heard it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 10:17:52 AM EST
I've heard it as well, it's kind of like saying, "This guy on my airsoft team says the SEALS..." and then it goes on from there.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:05:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:
I've heard it for most of my life, but it is not commonly used in Texas.

Mostly in the Northeast, from what I've seen.

'Shooting your mouth off' is the Texas equivalent to a degree, I would suppose.

Eric The(Or'RunningYourMouth')Hun



"Northeast" Texas or N.E. USA???? I've heard my grandparents use the phrase & they're from central Arkansas. Grandad is almost a dead ringer for Delmar ("O' Brother Where Art Thou") in his speech pattern & phraseology.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:19:20 PM EST
Hear it all the time down here.

Hear a lot of people 'talkin outa their ass' too.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:25:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
It's an old saying from intelligence circles. Revealing classified information to people without security clearances. And it IS a one-way ticket OUT of your unit.

Once again, the yuppies have taken over the term because they think it makes them sound important



Yuppies hell, rednecks have been saying that for years.

I say it probably once a week or so.
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