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Postby Stargzer » Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:13 pm

With the summer vacation season in full swing here in the northern hemisphere, it's time to recognized our recreationally challenged brethren.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

busman's holiday

SYLLABICATION: bus·man's holiday


NOUN: Informal A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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Postby anders » Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:31 am

A very dissimilar way of spending holidays is featured in a Swedish cartoon by the national icon of an author, Albert Engström. It is so well known by most Swedes, that only the punchline has to be quoted.

The station-master spent his holidays sitting in front of his station. "Here comes a train, and I don't give a d***. There's another train, and I still don't give a d***."
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