Word of the Day
A vacation is a time to relax. It’s a break from work or from school. Vacations often–but not always–involve traveling to another location.
Recently, it’s become popular to shorten the word "vacation" to "vaca." (This is most likely a fad that won’t last.)
During the recession, the word "staycation" was invented. A staycation is a vacation that you take at home because you don’t have money to go anywhere. You have to stay at home or close to home.
Many Americans use a camper when they go on vacation. It’s a lot cheaper than a hotel!
Note: Most Americans don’t use the word "holiday" when describing a lengthy break from work or a trip. Instead, they use the word "vacation." The word "holiday" is usually reserved for a single day. Christmas is a holiday. The Fourth of July is a holiday. A week of in Bermuda is a vacation.
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August 2, 2013