vaycay; hiccough

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat May 21 17:49:09 UTC 2011

vaycay?  Which is like vacate, or leaving home on a vacation.  Which is different than being on a staycation (staying at home for days off during economic hard times).  It  seems more fun to vaycay than staycay.

Tom Zurinskas, first Ct 20 yrs, then Tn 3, NJ 33, Fl 9.
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Jonathan Lighter
> Subject: vaycay; hiccough
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> Two TV commercials for different companies are using the word "vaycay" (or
> whatever) for "vacation." Because Willie Mays is 80, it rhymes with "say
> hey!"
> For snappy communication, say "hiccough" instead of "utter repeatedly and
> insistently." According to travel maven Laura Michonski on CNN, some places
> around the country will soon be "/ 'hIkOfiN/ 'peak season! peak season!'"
> JL
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