A break, a gap, an interruption. Example sentence (and also a true statement): I’ll be on hiatus from the blog during the month of August.
I may pop back in once or twice—I’m reading a book I’d like to review here—but mostly I’m going to imitate French people, or New York psychoanalysts, and take the month of August off. I’ve never done this before, but every sixteen years or so—yes, it’s been that long—I figure it’s a good idea.
But not before I leave you with some notes on language and commerce