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Vacation blues. A cry of linguistic distress arrived from David Rosen: “The Boston Globe of Saturday 16 August carries a picture of a golfer in the buff and describes taking a naked vacation as nakationing. I suppose, like staycation for those who do not travel for vacations, it is a variation on vacation. What's next? Will the equine set take neighcations? Those who like the sea take baycations, and will fresh water enthusiasts take lakeations? Will those who do not have vacations as a work benefit envy those who have paycations? The possibilities are limitless.”

Can you think of any? I imagine going to an orgy would be a laycation. If you visited Israel, wouldn't it be an oyveycation? And taking it the month after April would be a Maycation. Going to a church camp makes it a praycation.

Any more?


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--buying an RV after you retire could be a GREYCATION

-- burning crosses on your neighbor's lawn could be a KKKATION

-- declining to leave work untended is a NAYCATION

-- staying on your 40-footer but never leaving the dock is a QUAYCATION

-- or if you prefer, take your boat upriver from Dundee for a TAYCATION

That should more than do for starters...

Edit: correct typo

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If you go on a culinary tour, is it a mastication?
Or have a churchly rite performed: a communication?
Visit hearing aid factories: a defecation?


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If you freed all your raptors, was that a DEFALCATION ?
 
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Vacation comes from the Spanish, "vaca," meaning cow. Thus, vacation means visiting a dairy.
 
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ALTERCATION - the tailor is on holiday

INVOCATION - time off spent in Paris to see what the fashion designers are pushing this season

OCCUPATION - spend the summer with my Tea Party friends

DENIGRATION - another name for extreme racial intolerance. (See KKKATION, above)
 
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MIGRATION - spent the entire time reading about the 50 Shades
 
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Flagellants take flaycations.
A trip just barely worth noting is an OKation.
Going into orbit:spacation. Although that could be if you spend the time fixing dogs.


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When Br'er Rabbit got on his nerves, Br'er Fox took a TARNATION
 
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If you're expecting more fun during your second summer with a little Devil, prepare for an IMPRECATION
 
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...and if you want to spend the summer sewing small decorations onto quilts,
you'll first have to file an APPLIQUATION
 
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My brother prefers to drink during his hiatus so I guess his is a liquification.

If your time is spent laying bricks, is it a mortification?


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Is a libation the stuff politicians drink to keep them from telling the truth?
 
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My aunt spent her spare time following a gay pianist so she must have been on a Liberation.


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Fitting in some with the combined European combined security forces between your other activities is INTERPOLATION...
 
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I thought an interpol was what got stuck between slick Willie Clinton and Monica Lewdinsky.
 
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You want to go to the same place you've gone for the last 20 years.

Your spouse wants to go somewhere else for a change.

You're going to have an ALTERCATION.
 
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No, going somewhere for a sex change is an altercation.


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Would holidays in London be another kind of GRAYCATION?
 
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Dexter always goes on a slaycation.

Go to New Orleans for a craycation.

Spring break in FL is a fracation.

Just sit at home for a staycation.
 
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Is a libation the stuff politicians drink to keep them from telling the truth?


Afterthought: A LIBATION is a potion that lets them make things up on the spot. And freely, too!
 
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Unfortunately, my neighbor was recently hiking through a forest and was arrested for having sex with a baby deer, a classic case of fawnication.


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Well, yeah, but. I'd rather think of goin up to the North Pole after Christmas, and asking Santa what he dreamed about doing with some time off, and then doing exactly that. Now THAT would truly be a for-Nick-ation.

Maybe he wanted to be in a very small train compartment with Mrs Claus; then it could be a four-knee-cation. Or if he was sick of the cold weather and wanted to be near an oven in France it could be a fourni-cation.
 
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