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Why is it when you ask for the check in a restaurant they bring us a bill?

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May 04, 2010 7:48AM

The word Check is an old word. It used to be cheque. It represented an "amount owed" on a piece of paper. Once paper checks came out in banking they came to be checks that paid for the amount owed. If you look at a lot of the order pads the waitresses use in cafes you will see it is labeled check not bill.