Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tooooosday or T-chewsday?


What a weird word, isn't it? Tuesday. According to Wikipedia (and we all know this is the font of online knowledge), this word comes from Middle English Tiwesday, which came from Old English, Tiwes daeg, named after the Nordic god, Tyr, who is the equivalent of the Roman war god, Mars, or the Greek god, Ares.

Do you ever wonder who sat around thinking up weekday names?

So, perhaps today is a good day for a battle?

Don't get me started on Wednesday!


♥georgie♥ said...

I often wondr who thought up words in general lol

wendy said...

Have you ever read The Professor and the Madman? It's a fascinating book about how the Oxford English Dictionary came to be.

OK - did I just reveal how much of a dork I really am? So soon after "meeting" you? My bad!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Debbie Y. said...

And then comes the Tuesday's Child poem...

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living, And the child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Who thinks this stuff up?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I was born on Friday, Good Friday actually.
(pats himself on his back, thinks about telling his wife the poem above....)

Dawn said...

LOL... nope I've never wondered that. But, now that you've brought it up I suppose I shall ponder it!

Lynda said...

I'm a Saturday gal - working hard for my living. Figures!

Ronnica said...

Oh wow, looking at Debbie's little poem thing. I was born on a Wednesday..."child of woe!" Yikes!

We do have some pretty weird names for days.

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