- a leave usually taken every seventh year
- A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus, from the Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically lasting two or more months. ...
Whoa, wait a minute. You mean to tell me that thing where a professor takes a long break is based on BIBLICAL TEACHINGS?! I knew the seeds of religion were secretly sprouting up in our public education system.
Just you watch, with Justice Stevens leaving the Court, soon those nutty right-wing conservatives will flood the country with this new thing they call "religion."
At the very least, they should change this offensive term to something more neutral like, "7th Year Time Off" or "7th YTO." Why would I want special religious concepts invading the public sphere?