New Addition to the Travel Lexicon: ‘Clark’

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  09.11.09 | 1:53 PM ET

It’s derived from the name Clark Griswold, Chevy Chase’s character in Vacation. In recent usage it has two meanings:

1) To World Hum contributor Matt Villano, to Clark is “to overly plan an adventure in an attempt to make sure everyone will have a great time, only to see the plans backfire, causing disastrous results.”

2) To Tony Hawk, to do a Clark Griswold is to practice “efficiency in sightseeing.”

We support both uses.

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