Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Webster's Dictionary

spoiler alert: this post makes reference to the June 10 episode on CBC

VA-CA-TION Pronunciation:\vā-ˈkā-shən, və-\
often expletive (as in "Sal, are we going on this bloody vacation or not?")
Middle English vacacioun, from Anglo-French vacacion, from Latin vacation-, vacatio freedom, exemption, from vacare, Manchester-area dialect origins unknown (ask Roy Cropper or the Weatherfield Historical Society)
14th century (first used by Ena Sharples, I believe)
1: a bad idea especially when Kevin's garage is on its last legs and in financial peril thanks to Tony Gordon

2: a very expensive proposition especially when you add up the drinking costs for Bill, jet ski rental for Sophie, multiple thong purchases for Rosie and fancy restaurant expenses (tablecloths and cutlery, please) for Sally

3: period of exemption from work granted to an employee
like Sally Webster who will be replaced by Julie (that's right, Kirk's Julie) or a personal assistant like Rosie Webster with a cellphone camera full of incriminating photos.

: period spent away from the Webster's a new home and its gorgeous conservatory (aka 'giant ash tray' -- according to Teresa next door).

5: leisure activity conducive to protracted bickering between Sophie and Rosie which could result in Sophie running a jet ski across Rosie's favourite tube top - while Rosie is still wearing it.

6: timely opportunity for tensions about the garage and Kev's hate-on for Tony to explode into a big row on the beach between Kev and Sally while they splash on SPF 400 to keep the sun from roasting their pale Weatherfield epidermis.

7: situation where it's impossible to get a good cup of tea or a pint like back 'ome.

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