A Mancation? Has it really come to this?

By Bob | May 30th, 2007

mancation.jpgPerhaps it will be the indelible legacy of the 21st Century. No, not the Internet or artificial sugar made from real sugar. What I am talking about is our modern custom of combing two disparate words into one. For example, did you know that you can combine crud and nuts to come up with “crust”? You can also do it with spiffy and terrific so that it is “spifirific”. But did you know that there is something now known as a “mancation’? Tis true. If you are a man and you go on vacation to do manly things you are taking a mancation.

With that in mind, what do you picture when you think of a mancation? Do you think about late night gambling and boozing at a Las Vegas casino? That’s a possibility. Do you think about eating steak and playing golf in Houston? That isn’t everyone’s thing, but still a possibility. Do you think about spending time at the theme parks in Orlando as a mancation? Neither do I, but that is one of the options being touted on Cheap Tickets.

Personally I think it is kind of stilly. Stupid and silly, of course.

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