I am confident that you will notice two things missing from the title of today’s post. First, it doesn’t include the word Controlled. Second, it is not numbered!
Here’s why: I’m simply providing a revelation that even Wired-Researchers need vacations, and I’m away on one! Or, as one of my esteemed friends (also a lover of language) would say, “I’m away on vay-kay.” Here’s her take on the word:
I mostly deplore the ‘evolution’ of the English language, because it’s going the wrong way. Down and ignorant and sloppy and ugly. It’s the ‘ugly’ that really depresses me.
But every now and then a phrase or word pops up that takes my fancy and I like to use it. ‘Vay-kay’ is one. It is so funny to say it out loud.
It is funny to say it aloud, and I must say that I hear it from time to time. It has made its way to various Urban dictionaries, but, thankfully, it has not made its way to our beloved Oxford English Dictionary!
In case you’re wondering where my “vay-kay” has taken me, I’m in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, located in Southwest Virginia.
If you’re into biking, then the 34 mile Virginia Creeper Trail connecting Damascus and Abingdon must be on your list of things to do.
If you’re into hiking, then the trek to the top of Mount Rogers, the highest point in the Virginia with a summit elevation of 5,729 feet, is a must-do.
Or, if you want some less strenuous hiking, explore Grayson Highlands. You can’t go wrong.
Next week, I’ll be back with a Controlled Revelation! In the meantime, I’m on vay-kay.