A message in my inbox tells me:
It’s the 29th of May, Royal Oak Day:
if you don’t give us a holiday, we’ll all run away !
Strange how even the most ardent socialists are willing to consider becoming monarchists when there’s a holiday involved.
Still, I’ve talked in the past about the complications of political labelling as well as about the difficulties in talking about oaks and acorns in Spanish. So, since I seem already to have dealt with the obvious follow ons, and it isn’t actually a holiday, perhaps I’d better get on with some work!