[Ads-l] Panic Saturday

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Tue Dec 23 12:17:49 UTC 2014

On 12/23/14 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:

Hugo asked:
> I've never heard it used in the UK before this year. Is "Panic 
> Saturday" a common term in the US?
I haven't heard or seen it before. I had only just read that the 
Saturday before Xmas is the busiest shopping day. All the hits in a 
Nexis search seem to be from British sources. (I very much like the term 
and may start using it.) Earliest I spotted was a 2009 instance.

---Amy West

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