Have you ever heard that newish “word”
(which is not a real word)? It's been around for a couple of years or
so. You know the one. STAYcation. I mean, really. That's not a
real word. You don't just take one word and stick it onto part of another
word, and say it's a word.
Think about how ridiculous it sounds to
ask, “What are you doing this summer? Are you going to STAY or are you going to VA?” It just
doesn't work, if you ask me. What will they take in England if they
don't take a holiDAY – a holiSTAY? Too silly.
Besides which, I'm dead against that STAY part. I mean, they told me they'd always take me on
VAcation, and I've always been happy to VA for the entire time. But I can't see STAYing for a week or two. I could get
awfully cramped just sitting there for days on end. And after all, a
dog's got to eat every now and then and play a bit of fetch. How can
he get any food or fun on a STAYcation where he has to STAY the whole time?
This thing could easily get out of
hand. Next thing you know, they'll be making me participate in a
SITcation or a DOWNcation. Now, I wouldn't mind a DINNERcation one
little bit, but if they start any of that other stuff, I'll give 'em
a BARKcation they won't forget any time soon!