fake-ation

blasita

Senior Member
Spain. Left nine years ago
Term: fake-ation.


Your definition or explanation: you go to some lovely location and pretend that you are on holiday, but you keep on answering phone calls and emails to such an extent that you may as well have been in the office.


Example: For the workaholics among us, there is always the possibility of the fake-ation.


One or more places you have seen the term:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jilly-gagnon/welcome-to-your-summer-fa_b_209846.html
http://media.visitflorida.org/international_news.php?id=88&print=print
http://www.travelweekly.com/Arnie-Weissmann/Neo-frugal-travelers,-fake-ations,-underrides/
http://www.hospitality-industry.com...padvisor_unveils_2011_travel_trends_forecast/


Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes.
 
  • blasita

    Senior Member
    Spain. Left nine years ago
    Yes, Youmetogether, you are right: maybe I should have said it, sorry.

    I received an email offering me that kind of vacation and I thought it was a good idea to share it with you here. But I see now that it might not be as interesting and commonplace as I thought.

    I've just found fake-ation in the Macmillan Dictionary!, and I think that it's the only dictionary in which it appears. I wonder who decides/how it is decided when to include a word in a dictionary.

    I was wondering if they are any 'elaborations' (as Ewie called them:)) on 'holiday' (BrE) as well.
     
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