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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    In most North American jurisdictions, though, you don't have to carry "papers" unless you're driving or crossing a border.

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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I'm going to have to ID you sir.'?
    No.
    "I need to see some ID" is okay... if you look too young to get into a bar, or need admission to a place with restricted access, or need to demonstrate that you are who you say you are. (I don't want you clearing out my bank account, so I hope my bank would ask you for ID if you went in saying you were me.)
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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    It's used as a verb too, especially by younger people who are regularly asked for ID in order to enter a bar or club.

    "I can't believe it! I got IDed (ID'd?) last night at The Flamingo Club!"

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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    Those were the days. Also knows as "being carded."
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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Those were the days. Also knows as "being carded."
    Exactly right, and this is interesting, because in AmE, we don't have "ID cards". I can't think of an example outside of "being carded" where "ID card" is used.

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    Default Re: Question on 'ID' in the USA and in UK?

    Hi Teachers,
    Thank you so much for all your replies. I really appreciate them.

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