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To be annoyed when people call the Easter holidays 'half term'

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mikkistok Fri 14-Apr-17 22:52:32

I keep hearing people say this and it really annoys me! This is not Half term. This is the Eater holidays.

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Apr-17 22:53:34

shock shock shock

The filthy bastards!!!

MajesticWhine Fri 14-Apr-17 22:54:18

It bugs me when people call it the Eater holidaysgrin

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 14-Apr-17 22:55:09

Tbh with the kids off for two weeks you really should be too drunk to give a shit what anyone calls it wink

Splinters6 Fri 14-Apr-17 22:55:30

grin @ your funny typo.

But unless you mean it upsets you because you're religious then I'm not sure why the mistake bothers you. confused
Personally, I'd like to see it rebranded as spring break and be the same 2wks every year.

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Apr-17 22:57:47

Oh god no, not spring break.

Everyone will end up eating corn dogs and drinking soda...

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 14-Apr-17 22:58:41

And that's bad because???grin

Livnatmum Fri 14-Apr-17 22:59:15

It's always first two weeks in April here.

LemonRedwood Fri 14-Apr-17 22:59:22

Thread deja vu

WorraLiberty Fri 14-Apr-17 23:00:40

Fair point actually grin

Crunchymum Fri 14-Apr-17 23:00:53

Eater holidays grin grin grin

Thegiantofillinois Fri 14-Apr-17 23:01:07

Same 2 weeks in my work county. Flip a coin where I live and where kids go to school. I'm generally so knackered and confused I call it everything:xmas, half term, end of term, revision sessions, next week. My main issue is remembering which one of us is meant to be in school and when.

frasersmummy Fri 14-Apr-17 23:01:26

Well in our area they have set this holiday as the 1st 2 weeks in April no matter when Easter falls so.sometimes it really just is half term

Thegiantofillinois Fri 14-Apr-17 23:02:11

And I still forgot to buy Easter Eggs, stupidly thinking there would be loads in the shops on Saturday.

Asmoto Fri 14-Apr-17 23:02:20

This has been annoying me at work, and I don't even have children or any relatives who work in education. It seems to have become a thing.

MamOfTwo Fri 14-Apr-17 23:03:40

You are not alone, OP. There was a thread on this very subject recently!

ThePinkOcelot Fri 14-Apr-17 23:04:42

Maybe try and get out more??!!

Ceto Fri 14-Apr-17 23:08:53

How can it be half term when it's between two separate terms? It's obviously the school holidays.

BackforGood Fri 14-Apr-17 23:15:24

It can't be half term though, as it is at the end of one full term and/or the beginning of the next term.
Half terms can surely only fall half way through a term (ie Oct / Feb / June)

CocoLoco87 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:19:14

Calling it half term annoys me because it's between terms. Half term breaks are (generally) in Oct, Feb and May/June. These 2 weeks are the Easter holiday!

Thegiantofillinois Fri 14-Apr-17 23:24:08

Thing is, it doesn't feel like the end of term cos you're bsng in the middle of revision and stuff. May feels more like the end of term cos exams have started and it's in the lap of the gods then.

HeddaGarbled Fri 14-Apr-17 23:27:57


JakeBallardswife Fri 14-Apr-17 23:32:04

It is the Eater hols, soon it'll be the Egg hols! In my county we call it Easter grin

LifeOfBriony Fri 14-Apr-17 23:33:28

YANBU. It is not half term, which falls half way through a term.

LemonRedwood Fri 14-Apr-17 23:55:04

Oh god, trust me, it feels like the end of term primary teacher, back on Tuesday

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