My colleague and I were discussing the merits of a 'nano-break' (a one-night trip away, often to a far-flung destination), and she pointed out that the credit crunch has brought with it a whole new - vocabulary - almost as if we can make a thing less scarey if we can find a cute name for it - after all, if the term 'credit crunch' isn't a euphemism for 'recession' (or should that be 'depression'?), I don't know what is.
Here are some of my favourites:
Nan0-break: As above - an overnight 'holiday', often to exotic locations such as Hong Kong or Dubai
Staycation: spending your holiday time at home - because you can't afford to go anywhere else
Frugalista: someone who makes a virtue out of frugality - so like a fashionista, but cheap as chips
I wish somebody would come up for a new term for 'credit crunch' ...more blog posts