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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thor's day’s I don’t like; Satire;


Jacek Yerka

Being a little different is bliss...Ts♥


 Thursday is the fourth day of the week according to the international standard adopted in most western countries.  It falls between Wednesday and Friday. The name is derived from Old English Þunresdæg and Middle English Thuresday, which means "Thor's day".

Since the Roman god Jupiter was identified with Thunor (Norse Thor in northern Europe), most Germanic languages name the day after this god: Torsdag in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, Hósdagur/Tórsdagur in Faroese, Donnerstag in German or Donderdag in Dutch. Finnish, a non-Germanic (Uralic) language, uses the borrowing "Torstai". In the extinct Polabian Slavic language, it was perundan, Perun being the Slavic equivalent of Thor.


Jupiter's day
In most Romance languages, the day is named after the Roman god, Jupiter who was the god of sky and thunder.
In Latin, the day was known as Iovis Dies, "Jupiter's Day". In Latin the Genitive or possessive case of Jupiter was Iovis/Jovis and thus in most Romance languages it became the word for Thursday:
Italian giovedì, Spanish jueves, French jeudi,


In Australia, most cinema movies premieres are held on Thursdays. Also, most Australians are paid on a Thursday, either weekly or fortnightly. Shopping Malls see this as an opportunity to open longer than usual, generally until 9 pm, as most pay cheques are cleared by Thursday morning.



Monday's child is fair of face

Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.






Sweet Thursday is a novel by John Steinbeck.  The titular day, the author explains, is the day after Lousy Wednesday, and the day before Waiting Friday.

This Link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday
will  tell you more of  boring Thursdays;




I  could do without Thursday; it’s not here nor there. According to wikipedia it would not be much to lose.  It could be obliterated from the week.  We could get rid of 52 Thursdays, such bliss. Instead we could have 7more weeks and three days in the year, that would give us 59 weeks and 3 days. This sounds so much more interesting then boring old Thursdays.
 Imagine  more,  but,  shorter weeks; more pay,  less work, how long have they got away with this, telling us a week has to have 7 days, that was very clever, but slowly we are getting there, because we are getting cleverer as well since  we are getting rid of Thursdays. 
We can get rid of  Thursday which is anyway all trivia, no thunder which scares the dogs, anymore. Boys whom are christened a poncy name like Thorsdag, what name is that anyway, can be easily renamed John, or Bill, proper boy’s names! 
Happily we will slide from Wednesday to Friday, no more boring old  Thursdays. Puff they are gone for ever and we will be liberated from Thursdays, because  in relation to…whatever…most people don’t like Thursdays. If you are one of the 7billion 999million you can help obliterate Thursdays. If we are successful with this one we can then perhaps proceed later to obliterate more days, like per example Mondays, but that can  be easily achieved  later.

©TS






7 comments:

  1. My what an interesting source of information in this one post! I am just amazed at this photo...it's exceptional! I also am a fan of the quote.... The worst mistake is to not make any! Thanks!

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  2. *Schmunzel* liebe Titania, ich gestehe, ich liebe den Donnerstag, für mich ist der Jupiter der gütige Lehrer, der geduldig und liebevoll ist. Wo ich das herhabe, weiss ich nicht mehr. Der schlimmste Tag war für mich immer der erste Tag nach einigen freien Tagen wieder die Arbeit aufzunehmen (um 5.30 Uhr aufzustehen). Und da ich im Schichtbetrieb arbeitete, konnte das irgendein Tag sein.
    Dann wünsche ich dir einen angenehmen Donnerstag mit vielen glücklichen Momenten-:)))
    Herzliche Grüsse
    Elfe

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  3. Wow the days in the week means so much... I am now wondering why today is Waiting Friday??? Yesterday, I had an amazing day. I was learnt a little mime with some friends and we had so much. So not so boring for me ;-)

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  4. Karen, thank you for your input. T♥

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  5. So, liebe Elfe, du willst also den Donnerstag behalten, aber ich kann natürlich nicht jeden idividuellen Wunsch erfüllen!! du wirst dich schon daran gewoehnen! Lach...schoenes Wochenende, T♥

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  6. Hi Stephanie, ah you also love Thursday like Elfe, It does not matter it has to go and that's it, you can have your fun on Wednesday or Friday! How boring would be any day without a bit of fun! Thanks Steph so good of you to comment. T♥

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  7. I could do without tuesdays and wednesdays too. Both equally as boring as Thursdays. What a nice long weekend we would have!
    I love the painting that leads off your post.
    Nancy

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