Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 19:44:15 +0000 From: Lynne Murphy 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 > any accident." 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. lynne -- M. Lynne Murphy Assistant Professor in Linguistics Department of English Baylor University PO Box 97404 Waco, TX 76798