Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
To resume: to begin again, to continue after a pause.
A résumé (US): a Curriculum Vitae, a.k.a a CV (UK);
Don’t confuse with:
Summary (from French: “résumé”). Write one of these after a meeting. Don’t worry, nobody will read it.
More Americanized French words
Cul-de-sac: the fanciest way to refer to a dead end.
À propos: À propos of your résumé, I see you graduated from Indiana Clown College.
Tête-à-tête: Now that we’re maskless, we’d like a tête-à-tête with your lips.
Resuming in the news
As Covid vaccinations continue, here are some things that have resumed:
- Outdoor dining
- The economy (send a résumé!)
- Conflict in the Middle East
Finally we’re getting back to the way things were.
Ways to resume normalcy
Take off your mask: Or maybe keep it on? Just put it under your nose, then nobody’s happy.
Go to work: Thank god we can finally work from work. Provided we haven’t been replaced by a robot.
Throw a party: Host the superspreader event you’ve been dreaming about all year.
Resume life (responsibly)!