\suh-BAT-i-kuhl\ , noun;
1.Any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
1.Of or pertaining to or appropriate to the Sabbath.
2.Bringing a period of rest.
At the end of my delightful four year pursuit of a liberal arts education, my advisor asked me what my big plans were upon completion.  After writing a 35 page senior thesis paper, weaving together essay after essay, and reading countless reading list books, I emailed her and said, “I’m going on sebbatical.”  Dr. Meacham replied quickly and with her usual wit, “You can take a sabbatical when you learn how to spell sabbatical.”  Ouch.  Shouldda spelled checked it.

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