Wednesdays are those middle of the week days that often get overlooked. ‘Hump Day’ is what our local radio station colloquially refers to it as.
Wednesday is a mystery, a placeholder in the week–a milestone to reach and put behind us. Depending upon whether you are a pessimist or optimist, you might view Wednesday thusly:
1) Pessimist — still three days to the weekend, counting today
2) Optimist–only two more days until the weekend, not counting today
Wednesday’s Child [(1)] might be full of woe–if they were a pessimist.
Wednesday is also the longest named day (9 letters) of the seven days. What follows are the days of the week in descending order of numbers of letters (mildly amusing, if not interesting–at least for a former math geek like me):
Wednesday (9 letters)
Thursday (8 letters)
Saturday, Tuesday (7 letters)
Friday, Sunday, Monday (6 letters)
Wednesday has been a girl character’s name–as in Wednesday Addams [(2)] from the Addams Family. There is also an actress named Tuesday Weld. But have any boys been named for days of the week?
Alliterative ‘rhymes’ with the word Wednesday include: wonderful, weird, weary, wild, wacky, willfull, winsome. woeful, and weasonable (per Elmer Fudd [(3)]), etc.
And finally, for a liltingly upbeat song about Wednesday Morning by Slackstring we have the following to start off our day:
Enjoy and have a great day!
1) Monday’s Child poem was found at http://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/2727/8.html
2) Wednesday Addams information was found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wednesday_Addams
3) Elmer Fudd cartoon character info was found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Fudd
4) “Wednesday Morning” a video by slackstring was found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYNjREmXWLw&feature=related