The Past

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Thursday, 8 July 2010


Staycation is a new word in the English language - it means basically to stay at home when you have some time off work and not go away on holiday.

This is a new word to me - often you would ask someone who was taking time off work if they were going away and get the following answer - I'm going to Kerbstone Edge ... !!

The kerb being on the pavement outside their house, in other words - No ..

I'm sure there must be other phrases in the English language to cover this situation.



Shayla said...

That is so weird that you bring that up because I was just reading one of the other blogs I follow and they used that word and I was thinking it was something they made up as I have never heard of it before and now I come here and you mention it too! Kerbstone Edge is a good one. Were I come from people often refer to stay at home holidays as 'Argate' that could be a southern term relating to Margate.

Green Jeannie said...

I have never heard of Kerbstone Edge either, but it is a good one!

I don't really know any phrases to describe hols at home but I rather like the one that gets used in our family in answer to the never ending question "What's for tea?" - answer - "Bread and Pullit".


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