[Ads-l] Panic Saturday

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 22 21:06:42 UTC 2014

> I see a fair amount of current news coverage saying that the term
originated in Great Britain recently.

For example:

> Panic Saturday, however, is a new one the British have invented all on
their own. Why are they desperately searching online and hopelessly
trudging about today, in the freezing cold to find gifts for a day we all
knew was coming 365 days ago? It beautifully reflects the ancient British
practice of leaving everything to the last minute, known as faffing.


I've never heard it used in the UK before this year. Is "Panic Saturday" a
common term in the US?


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