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    Bull vs. Ox and Holiday vs. Vacation

    Hello,

    1- Are bulls and oxen the same? Are two words used interchangeably or what?

    2- What is the difference between holiday and vacation?


    Thanks


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    Re: Bull vs. Ox and Holiday vs. Vacation

    #1 Oxen are castrated male cattle and are often used to pull carts; Bulls are uncastrated male cattle used for breeding more cattle..

    #2 No difference in themselves. The UK takes holidays; the US takes/has vacations.

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    Re: Bull vs. Ox and Holiday vs. Vacation

    In AmE, a holiday is a special day of remembrance or celebration, such as Christmas or Memorial Day. A vacation is time taken off from work or school and relaxing or perhaps traveling, for example: "We spent our summer vacation at Disney World." "My kids did all the cooking and house cleaning on my birthday - I felt like I was on vacation!"

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    Re: Bull vs. Ox and Holiday vs. Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    #2 No difference in themselves. The UK takes holidays; the US takes/has vacations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, a holiday is a special day of remembrance or celebration, such as Christmas or Memorial Day. A vacation is time taken off from work or school and relaxing or perhaps traveling, for example: "We spent our summer vacation at Disney World." "My kids did all the cooking and house cleaning on my birthday - I felt like I was on vacation!"
    When I worked for a multi-national firm, we used both - with a conflation of these two meanings. Christmas Day was a 'holiday', because everyone was out of the office - as was the "Early Spring Bank Holiday" (for example). 'Vacation' was those days that an individual chose to take off.
    (I don't know if this is a widely-recognized distinction, but it seems to me a useful one.)

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    Re: Bull vs. Ox and Holiday vs. Vacation

    Thanks dear friends :)

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