Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 19:44:15 +0000
From: Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BAYLOR.EDU
Subject: Re: good travel
Kusujiro Miyoshi wrote:
I'm teaching English at Junior College in Japan. Quite recently
one of my students said that she heard an American lady said "have
a good travel" in the sense that "spend as much time as possible for
traveling." Is this common among the Americans? I myself have
thought this expression just means "have a pleasant travel without
i don't believe any native speaker of american english would say this.
she probably said "have a good trip" or "have a good vacation" or
something like that, since "travel" is not a count noun. i would
interpret "good" here as meaning "pleasant", but sometimes "pleasant"
means "long", when you're talking about traveling.
M. Lynne Murphy
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English
PO Box 97404
Waco, TX 76798