"Check us in"

Ron Silliman silliman at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 15 12:32:55 UTC 2007

Can anyone help me identify when the phrase "checking in" became routine
when discussing staying at hotels or inns. The phrase shows up in the new
western 3:10 to Yuma and it jars there as though it were 20th century
language in a 19th century setting. But maybe I'm wrong.

Ron Silliman

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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