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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.

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

Ikaboo beat me too it grin

Nice reading aloud book isn't it?

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.

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.

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

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


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)

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

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

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

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

Get A Life.

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

Wow, that gives you the rage....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there an ouch in your pouch?

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

And this gives you actual rage? hmm

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

Yabu. Crikey.

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.

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

biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit

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

It's been bubbling up for a few years.

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!)

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

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

dear me - are you generally a very cross person?

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


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