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    have my bill made out tomorrow

    I watched an old movie yesterday, and I heard the lead said "I'll have my bill made out tomorrow" to a hotel clerk when he (the lead) decided to check out the next day.
    I think he meant he'd pay the bill the next day, but wasn't he supposed to say " have my check made out"? He was to pay the bill, not make the bill, right?
    The movie is "Death in Venice".
    By the way, what do we call a hotel clerk?
    Thanks.

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    Re: have my bill made out tomorrow

    The British pay bills not checks- Dirk Bogarde was British. Also having the bill made means getting the hotel receptionist to add up all the items and produce the final figure.


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    Re: have my bill made out tomorrow

    Thanks, tdol.
    There is a french originated word for hotel receptionist (I think it starts with a C), but I can't remember what it is. If you would be so kind as to give me the word, I shall emphatically commit it to my memory.
    Last edited by MadHorse; 17-Dec-2005 at 23:06.

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    Re: have my bill made out tomorrow

    Concierge???


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    Re: have my bill made out tomorrow

    Yes, concierge! Thanks!

    In my previous message, by "have my check made out" I meant "write a check". They probably didn't have credit card then.
    I know Americans pay utility bills (and hotel bills), but they pay dining checks, right? ( I do seek confirmation of the latter. Thanks.)
    Last edited by MadHorse; 18-Dec-2005 at 00:01.

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    Re: have my bill made out tomorrow

    Yes, they do.

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