Hurrah for “die wortlose Mittwoch”! Two weeks ago I had to deal with Woden or Odin’s day ie. wordless Wednesday. Today I can deal with the German day “Midweek”. That makes sense! I still haven’t got the wordless or wortlos part down yet–maybe next time. Anyway, Zeke is not allowed to play with plastic bags or even bags with handles, which can be hazardous, but paper bags are allowed.
It has been centuries since the calendar names of the days were updated.
We have Sunday (Sun’s day) and Monday (Moon’s day) which are astrological. Tuesday (Tiw’s day), Wednesday (Woden’s day), Thursday (Thunder or Thor’s day) are the Germanic or Norse days. From the Anglo-Saxon goddess Frige comes Friday. The last holdover from the Roman Empire’s calendar is Saturday derived from the god Saturn. All of Rome’s days were named after gods originally, I think, though I really wasn’t there.
I think the names should be modernized as follows: Monday becomes Oneday or Onday, just dropping the “M”, the new first day of my new week. Tuesday becomes obviously Twosday. Wednesday becomes Threesday or better Triday, Thursday becomes Purrsday, Friday becomes Fiveday better Fivday, Saturday becomes Caturday, and Sunday becomes Funday, because we should have one day of the week devoted to doing whatever we want, and having fun!
Of course, we are in the month of August, which was named to honor Caesar Augustus, who sent out a decree that all the world should be taxed. I guess he was a Democrat. I propose we change the month name to “Washington” to honor our first President. That makes today Triday, Washington 12. This calendar works for me! I think I will call it the Gregorian Calendar. Who says that is already taken?!