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Staycation Is the Best Word of 2008

There's nothing quite as satisfying as putting vacation days on your work calendar, even if you're not actually leaving town. While the New Oxford American Dictionary named hypermiling the word of 2008, if you had it your way, you would name staycation the best word of 2008. Runner-up to staycation is the phrase toxic debt, which received 21 percent of the vote.

Thirteen percent of you put the word staycation into practice when you took time off from work without doing any traveling. And whether you were lounging on your porch or on a tropical beach, most of you at least took advantage of your vacation days. Over 60 percent of you took 10 or more days off work this year, although four percent of you said you had perfect work attendance!

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