Nik Taylor wrote at 2003-03-04 15:44:51 (-0600)
 > Tristan wrote:
 > > it began with something like 'the hols wr a CWOT [complete waste of
 > > time]').
 > = "The halls were a complete waste of time"?  What does that mean?

"The holidays [vacation] were a complete waste of time."

The actual text quoted in this Yahoo! News article

is as follows:

"My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :
kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."