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

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Most of my work is done online these days, and Im always surprised at how many people expect me to be available 24/7, answering emails as soon as they arrive night or day. It wasn'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 somethings 24/7, you can pretty much guarantee that its 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 1983, but it's only in recent years that its become so widespread, 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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