Gap

January 2018

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Definitions

Gap (noun):

  • An opening or break, like in a wall.
  • An interruption in continuity, a pause.
  • A difference or disparity (between groups).

Gaps in the news

This month, Iceland tries to close the gender pay gap, making it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job.

First your fancy furniture, then your delicious smoked fish, now gender equality? Scandinavia, you’re making us look bad again.

Fill in the Gaps

Gap Year: A year for young people to find themselves... drunk on a beach in Thailand.

Career Gap: A break in your work history. Remember that Thai beach? Neither do we.

Mind the gap (UK): A word of warning on the London Underground on your way to work. Damn, we miss Thailand.

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