Apologies for the prolonged silence on this blog – I cannot even say that I was extremely busy with work, but somehow I just didn’t get round to writing anything.
On Saturday I went to a Christmas party organised by the regional group of the Institute of Translators and Interpreters. In fact, I was also invited to a Christmas party organised by a language school where I teach, but of course they had to be on the same day and at the same time and I had to choose. Despite being completely knackered on that day I had a good time – I had a chance to catch up with colleagues and meet some new people, which is always good.
The word I chose for this post – ‘a do‘ – is a synonym of ‘a party’, and it can refer to almost any occasion:
– Are you going to Ann’s leaving do?
– We had our work [Christmas] do in this restaurant.
– Such social dos are more or less confined to the well to do and the upwardly mobile class of young professionals (Oxford Dictionary).
– We’re having a bit of a do to celebrate Pam’s birthday (MacMillan Dictionary).
In case I don’t get round to writing anything else this year, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the readers!
P.S. Today is the last day to nominate my blog for the Macmillan Love English Award!