To feel rage

(45 Posts)
Willabywallaby Fri 11-Apr-14 17:27:31

when people talk about the children being on half term.

They've just finished one term, so it's not half it's end of term.

WorraLiberty Fri 11-Apr-14 17:28:13

Dear god....

Sirzy Fri 11-Apr-14 17:28:47

Hardly worth getting into a rage about

TurnOffTheTv Fri 11-Apr-14 17:29:58

Goodness, really? Are you feeling the stress of half term in your house?

usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 17:32:03


Chill FFS.

gamerchick Fri 11-Apr-14 17:32:10

That gives you the rage?

Funnyfoot Fri 11-Apr-14 17:32:35

I think you may need anger management OP if that is what gives you the rage shock

FloozeyLoozey Fri 11-Apr-14 17:32:45


complexnumber Fri 11-Apr-14 17:33:06

Silly OP

redcatblackcat Fri 11-Apr-14 17:33:59

ohhhhh dearrr

MrsKermittSmith Fri 11-Apr-14 17:41:52

Me too! Its just wrong!

CoffeeTea103 Fri 11-Apr-14 17:44:04

Rage? You need to get out a bit more.

WholeNutt Fri 11-Apr-14 17:45:20

I get the rage at how many school holidays they get, 4 weeks a year is enough keep them in school!!

Coconutty Fri 11-Apr-14 17:47:15


usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 17:48:07

I get the rage at people getting the rage about nothing.

TheKangaroo Fri 11-Apr-14 17:50:10

I've just seen this on another thread. Can't care less. We all know that they mean, why does it matter?

BolshierAyraStark Fri 11-Apr-14 17:51:53

Slightly irritating maybe...

MichelloBarner Fri 11-Apr-14 17:52:43

I think you need a therapist.

ThursdayLast Fri 11-Apr-14 17:54:06

I get mildly irritated by the inaccurate and over use of the word rage.

ExcuseTypos Fri 11-Apr-14 17:56:31

Calm down.

ballsballsballs Fri 11-Apr-14 18:00:54


gordyslovesheep Fri 11-Apr-14 18:02:54

dear me - are you generally a very cross person?

vintagesewingmachine Fri 11-Apr-14 18:08:23

Goodness me, if that is all you have to get angry about, then you are very fortunate...or totally irrational

Kittymalinky Fri 11-Apr-14 18:16:39

Back in the day (all of 7 years ago) this would have been the Easter holidays at the end of term 2. Therefore the week in the middle would be half term holiday.

Some of us still work with old money (coz in education or totally goes in circles, we'll be back to 3 terms in a few years anyway!)

Willabywallaby Fri 11-Apr-14 18:29:18

It's been bubbling up for a few years.

feathermucker Fri 11-Apr-14 23:28:40

biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit

PowerPants Fri 11-Apr-14 23:39:58

OP - I don't like it either (she says in a very small voice). It's the Easter holidays, that's what it is.

SilverShins Fri 11-Apr-14 23:42:48

Yabu. Crikey.

frogslegs35 Fri 11-Apr-14 23:44:36

And this gives you actual rage? hmm

iklboo Fri 11-Apr-14 23:58:05

Is there an ouch in your pouch?

RedFocus Sat 12-Apr-14 07:35:14

Who gives a fuck!
Yay it's half term! wink

Willabywallaby Sat 12-Apr-14 09:17:19

Yes iklboo, it's making me grumpy, it's making me grouch.

HoldOnHoldOnSoldier Sat 12-Apr-14 09:25:35

its half term in my house. you sound bonkers op.

MrsKermittSmith Sat 12-Apr-14 11:46:10

Its not half term though, in the same way that December is not April and Summer is not Winter. Half term marks the half way point of each term, Easter is between terms.

I also get the rage when people say 'June Time' in the same way they would say 'Winter Time'. grin

Pimpf Sat 12-Apr-14 11:47:36

Wow, that gives you the rage....

SparklySocks Sat 12-Apr-14 15:05:13

Get A Life.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sat 12-Apr-14 15:08:54

Are you one of the children currently on half term school hols?

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sat 12-Apr-14 15:17:15

Mrs Kermit - if you're neither at school yourself, nor have anyone you know who is at school, it can be a bit tricky to keep up with what is half term or end of term (or indeed, Inset days and teachers' strike days) smile

Coldlightofday Sat 12-Apr-14 15:17:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sat 12-Apr-14 15:20:17

Also, Mrs Kermit (I'm really not normally pedantic about such things) but I have to point out that seasons do not begin with a capital letter. Seasons are spring, summer, autumn and winter, not Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Thank goodness I paid attention whilst I was actually at school, whatever the season or term.
(Light-hearted post)

MrsKermittSmith Sat 12-Apr-14 16:27:16


AmIthatSpringy Sat 12-Apr-14 16:29:35

Not sure about the rage part.

But it is the Easter holidays here. Not half term.

We had mid term in February - which was mid way way between Christmas and Easter holidays smile

Pipbin Sat 12-Apr-14 16:41:11

*It is halfway through a long term though. Easter is not half term. Halfterm is halfway between Easter and the summer hols.

No need for rage <breezy> *

But it's not. There are three terms. Autumn; September to Christmas, Spring; Christmas to Easter and Summer; Easter to July. The one week break in the middle of each term are the half term holidays.
This is the Easter holiday because it has Easter in it. Just like the Christmas holiday has Christmas in it and the summer holiday has the summer in it.

Still, although I find it slightly annoying, I don't care what people call it really.

Nennypops Sat 12-Apr-14 16:41:32

It's half term in our house

How can it be? Half term is half way through the term. That happened in February. Term 2 has come to an end. Term 3 will start just after Easter. It's the school holidays.

hugoagogo Sat 12-Apr-14 16:46:55

Ikaboo beat me too it grin

Nice reading aloud book isn't it?

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