vaycay; hiccough

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 22 00:08:19 UTC 2011

"Vaycay" also sounds vaguely British. I could swear I've heard it coming
from Hugh Grant and some BBC "dramas". As for the other, it just sounds like
an eggcorn--and something you're bound to hear from kids.


On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at>wrote:

> 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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