New words – 10 June 2013

benefit tourism noun travel to the UK with the intention of taking advantage of the benefit system

‘Benefit tourism’ must end, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said, ahead of the lifting of work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians.

[www.bbc.co.uk 3 March 2013]

boatel noun a boat that is a hotel

Ahoy there! Revealed, the world’s best ‘boatels’ which allow you to stay beside the sea without getting your feet wet

[www.dailymail.co.uk 13 March 2013]

bug-out bag noun informal a bag that contains items needed in an emergency and that is ready for a person to take if they have to leave quickly in the event of a disaster

During his presentation, Mr. Charles suggested that a well-prepared bug-out bag was only part of the equation: just as important was knowing where to go.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 27 January 2013]

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2 thoughts on “New words – 10 June 2013

  1. Chris

    Now I am prepared if I ever have to leave in a hurry with my bug-out bag to stay in a Botel in the UK because that were I should be after a disaster to take advantage and join the benefit tourism mob!

  2. There have been “boatels” in the US — especially on Long Island and in Florida — for many years. In most cases, however, they are waterfront hotels with docking facilities for traveling yachtsmen. One, however, was an ad hoc artists’ colony on a houseboat.

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