Free-Floating Hostility

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking forward to a one-day Staycation

Something called Lake Superior State University in Northern Michigan has decided that there are too many words. So it's chosen to banish a few. Some of these are good, "Maverick" is silly, "Green" is meaningless, and the "Wall Street/Main Street" thing is overdone.

But I love "Staycation" as a word. It actually captures a concept that would require multiple words in one. I agree that coupling it with gas prices is silly. But taking time off from work, but staying in town rather than traveling is an idea worth noting. I mean, maybe in 2009 we'll replace it with "The economy," but for now it's a good word.

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