HOLIDAY OR COOKING VACATION?
& COOKING ARTICLE
seems to be an ongoing argument this one - should we
refer to a Cooking Holiday as a cooking holiday or a
cooking vacation? From the various opinions I have gathered
over the last eighteen months it would seem that it
is only the UK that uses the term holiday in this context.
from the UK it would seem that for the rest of the world
a holiday is a special day like Christmas, Thanksgiving,
Easter, etc - although just to confuse the issue we
would also refer to these days as holidays (which is
where the word originates: Holy Day).
debate about the correct meaning of these words would
probably not have arisen before the advent of the internet.
The internet is responsible for a lot already but one
area I have not seen much discussion on is how it is
changing the written word and word usage. Word usage
is important to any business that has a web site because
it is relevant words on the web page that will bring
visitors to the web site via search engines like Google.
if I want to promote "Cooking Holidays" outside
the UK I must use the phrase "Cooking Vacations"
but this then leaves me with a conundrum. If my web
pages refer to "Cooking Vacations" then no-one
in the UK is going to find my pages . . .
you have got any input or suggestions please email me
The Oxford Dictionary:
of year constituting fixed period of cessation from
work (Christmas, Easter, Whitsun, long or summer vacation)
Origin - Latin word vaccatio meaning to vacate
of festivity or recreation, when no work is done.
The Oxford Thesaurus:
off, break, recess, respite, leave (of absence), furlough,
Festival, feast, celebration, fete,
gala, fair, red-letter day, event
leave, leisure, recess, respite, rest, sojourn