n two weeks (from “fourteen nights”). This word is in very common usage in the U.K. As to why the Brits need a term for a time period which the Americans have never felt the urge to name, perhaps it stems from the fact that Americans get so little annual leave that they can never really take a fortnight of holiday anyway.

In categories

Everyday Speech

Related words

flog, flutter, full Monty, the, gazump

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *