Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pretty Stay-cant

In this week's City Weekly, columnist John Rasumson opines on the use of trendy words in news stories. There's one that's already gotten under my skin, after only several weeks making the rounds: "stay-cation," which refers to opting for close-to-home entertainments in the era of $4-per-gallon gasoline and one-item-of-luggage-under-16-ounces air travel. I may have to invent a new word to describe how over it I am.

However, it does provide an opportunity for some other creative neologisms. What other contemporary lexical creations could we create specifically for our current economic situation? How about "Wedne-stay" (taking a mid-week day off of work to reduce commuting costs)? Or "interest-sting" (for that balloon payment on your mortgage)? I'm anxious to see whether we can find something else to replace "stay-cation." Comment with your own examples, and see if you can earn the title of "stay-ermaster." (Scott Renshaw)


  1. And of course, right away, my mind goes to the gutter:

    If your wife/girlfriend remains absolutely faithful does she have a "stay-gina"?

    And, if you don't return her faithfulness, she may go Bobbitting while you sleep and give you a "stay-sectomy."

  2. We just got back from a trip to New York, and wish we not have went. It ended up being way more expensive then we were hoping, and the place is filthy. It was nice to see the sights, but overall not worth it


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