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Old 11-28-2012, 01:11 PM
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Am I showing my naivety here?

Is it an American thing?

First time I ever read hump day I thought it was a predictive text error, now I see it all over Facebook and I have no idea what it is. I get that 'Hump Day' is Wednesday, or rather Wednesday is 'Hump day', what I want to know is why?

It's one of those little things that will bug me until I understand it. Can someone please explain?

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I believe it's cause Monday and Tuesday your rejuvenated from the weekend, and Thursday and Friday your looking forward to the weekend. Wednesday you got nothing to look forward to and your no longer rejuvenated.
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The metaphor is that the work week is a hill or "hump." Wednesday is the top of the hump and it's downhill to the weekend.
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Thank you Joe, I can sleep again!! Sorry ThornIs, but JoeMatt's explanation makes more sense.
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Originally Posted by Redlorry View Post
Am I showing my naivety here?

Is it an American thing?

First time I ever read hump day I thought it was a predictive text error, now I see it all over Facebook and I have no idea what it is. I get that 'Hump Day' is Wednesday, or rather Wednesday is 'Hump day', what I want to know is why?

It's one of those little things that will bug me until I understand it. Can someone please explain?
The phrase was actually coined by Thomas Edison. Everyday he locked himself in his lab working on his inventions for hours on end. Late at night as he stepped from his lab his faithful Irish Wolfhound, "Wednesday," would run up to greet him. So excited was the dog to see his master he would hump Edison's leg.

Hope that helps!

BTW... if someone asks where the term, "shits and giggles" came from all I can say is never...never...never...tickle a naked baby!
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I think it is derived from the majority of extramarital affairs to occur among co-workers falls on Wednesday.
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This explains why I had such a crappy day yesterday (Weds) writing. Got sod all done except annoy myself.
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Originally Posted by JoeMatt View Post
The metaphor is that the work week is a hill or "hump." Wednesday is the top of the hump and it's downhill to the weekend.
Anything going towards the weekend is uphill in my book.
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("...it's because most americans can't spell wednesday or find it too much effort to..." suggested the goblin, adding "...just remember, it's funday, bumday, shoesday, humpday, herpsday, friesday, and finally sixpackday, clear, good, and welcome to the good old united states of armchairs now, the land of the tv...")

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:11 AM
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Finally!!! I think I understand one of fleamailman's posts. Thank the Lord. Don't like the sound of Herpesday though...ewwwww not good.
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It's misleading actually. Most people get laid on the weekends ...
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:27 AM
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Perhaps that's what's meant by Hump day then...
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Interesting, I always thought it's the hill thing, but I'm not American so might be wrong.
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It's cause it's the middle of the weekdays when you're either at work or school, both of which can be pretty stressful. So Humpday is kind of like saying it's halfway through the week, and you're almost to the weekend. You may be able to find this on urbandictionary.com
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:36 AM
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Elisa / win.
Your machine voice activates I think I read. It's a real shame because I think as it reads the words flat, you miss the irony in so many posts. Or maybe I imagine it!
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