Where I’m At Today, a Monday


I was just struck by the recollection of this time in maybe 1997 or 1998, on Usenet. Someone had been explaining the etymological origins of the names for the days of the week. You know, like how Thursday comes from Thor’s Day, or Wednesday from Woden’s Day, or Friday from Freya’s Day. And after this quite reasonable, quick description of the origins of day names someone comes in and declares, “I don’t believe it. Sounds like a folk etymology to me.” Anyway so I’m angry about that all over again and just hope that the person who insisted it was absurd to think that, like, Tuesday had anything to do with Tyr has had this come back to humiliate them, ideally by blowing what would otherwise have been a decisive victory in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. You know, in the way people have normal and healthy reactions to things.

Year In Review Statistics Saturday: Top Ten Days Of The Week Of 2017


  • 10. Tuesday
  • 9. Saturday
  • 8. Thursday
  • 7. Sunday
  • 6. Thursday
  • 5. Tuesday
  • 4. Tuesday
  • 3. Wednesday
  • 2. Sunday
  • 1. Tuesday

Statistics Saturday: What The Days This Week Have Felt Like


Day Felt Like
Sunday Sunday
Monday Monday
Tuesday Weeping
Wednesday Thursday
Thursday Friday
Friday A Pillow Full Of Bunny Kisses
Saturday Take-Out From The Chinese Place With The Fake Vegetarian Chicken So Good You Kind Of Don’t Want To Check If It’s Real Chicken And They’re Just Lying

Another Blog, Meanwhile Index

The index rose another sixteen points as investors decided that the week has just gone that well, what with having the gridiron thing explained and how the water bill turned out to be just exactly what everyone figured so they don’t have to worry about it being too high or suspiciously low.

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Statistics Saturday Bonus: The Days Of The Week In Alphabetical Order in Afrikaans


Because the months of the year were a little disappointing. This feels a little more like they’re trying.

  1. Dinsdag
  2. Donderdag
  3. Maandag
  4. Saterdag
  5. Sondag
  6. Vrydag
  7. Woensdag

I think my favorite is Maandag, but that’s just because I remember his adventures trying to tear up the ersatz X-Men team Psi-Force in Marvel’s short-lived and completely unloved New Universe line of comics. His most vicious attack was to remind the team they were in the New Universe and would probably never get promoted to the real comic book industry. But really, Maandag! Half-maan, half-dag! He’s unstoppable, unless someone tries. Aren’t we all?

Statistics Saturday: Seven Words Whose First Syllables Are Like Those Of The Days Of The Week


  • Sundae
  • Monkfish
  • Teughly
  • Wedging
  • Thurible
  • Friability
  • Saturation

No, “Teughly” is not a word, but the Scrabble Dictionary allows it, as a giggle.

Statistics Saturday: The Forgotten Days


The most popular forgotten days of the week:

  1. Bragiday (traditional day for the complaining about the poetry of others)
  2. Hellinsday (traditional day for doctor’s appointments and hacky jokes about hospital gift shops)
  3. Tuesday (except in its two-fer form)
  4. Meimeirsday (good for running about like one’s head had been cut off; removed by the Council of Nicaea and put aside “for Miss Manners”)
  5. Sagasday (nobody knows when this was)
  6. Ransday (day of the sea and/or misunderstood Paul McCartney albums)
  7. Wednesday (the remake; lost in the 1922 calendar reboot)
  8. Gefjunday (position in the week given away to Bragiday, then left in the back of the closet until it was forgotten)
  9. Hoenirsday (no records of it, sorry)
  10. Voersday (traditional day for realizing what you should have said instead; in French, le jour d’escalier, the day for remembering one should have pushed someone down the escalator)

Statistics Saturday: The Most Common Days Of The Week


For Saturday or Sunday or what have you, I offer this list of the most common days of the week, as experienced by current territories of the United States, July 1776 – present. Accurate as of March 8, 2014.

  • 1. Friday
  • 2. Thursday
  • 2. Saturday [ tie ]
  • 4. Sunday
  • 4. Monday [ tie ]
  • 4. Tuesday [ tie ]
  • 4. Wednesday [ tie ]