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[word-lover] 2009-01-15 BBC: Keep Your English Up To Date

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24/7

Most of my work is done online these days.I was always surprised how many people expect me to be available 24/7,answering emails as soon as they arrive night or day.

It was n't  too long ago that people tended to work a fixed timetable - once the work was done, they headed home and that was it for the day. But the rise of the Internet, online shopping and banking and other always-on services has given us this idea that everything should be available all of the time. And that's where the expression 24/7 comes in.

When something is 24/7,you can pretty much gaurantee it's always available.or that a service is offered all day without interruptions around the clock.The Oxford English Dictionary first included 24/7 way back in 1993,but it is only the recent years that it comes wildspread., covering shops, websites and even people.These days you might even find 24/7/365, meaning that a service is available every day of the year, which more or less describes my work routine.

 

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