Friday, 22 January 2010

Word of the day

Today's word is il ponte, bridge in Italian. As I said to staff in a newsletter recently, for those of you interested in not being here sometimes, there is a treat coming up.In Victoria, we normally have one public holiday on a Tuesday - Cup Day - which creates the possibility of a four-day long weekend. The Italians have a word for a public holiday which falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - a bridge, il ponte, and you can read all about them in this blog. Australia Day, on Tuesday 26 January, is a bridge. I'll be taking the Monday off, too.

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