The (Official) End of ‘Staycation’?
Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 12.31.08 | 11:07 AM ET
On a warm Southern California afternoon near the end of the summer travel season, I bade farewell to the word “staycation.” It wasn’t a fond farewell, and I’m happy to report that others followed suit.
Now, at year’s end, comes a last bit of good news on the topic. Lake Superior State University just released its annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. From 5,000 nominated words, the university chose 15 for banishment, including “staycation.”
Thank you, Lake Superior State.
Though she may take some time off at home, the queen would never take a staycation. Neither should the rest of us.
Call it a New Year’s resolution.