Wacky Wednesday: July 8

It’s time for another Wacky Wednesday. This week is pretty chill when it comes to holidays and as always, I have a couple fun words to expand your vocabulary. Our first word of the day is Screenager. A noun referring to a person in their teens or early twenties who has an aptitude for computers and spends much of their time on the internet. There is also a 2016 documentary titled Screenagers where a mother must decide if she should give her daughter an iPhone, directed by Delany Ruston. 

Our next word is Wayzgoose. A noun referring to a holiday or party for the benefit of printers, usually held in August. Most often on or around St. Bartholomew’s Day. The term initially meant a fat goose suitable for stuffing. The term was used for parties for printers because it marked the end of the Summer season and goose was often the dish of choice for that time of year. This holiday also marked the start of the season of working by candlelight.

As usual, our wacky holidays revolve around food. Today is the first annual celebration of National Freezer Pop Day. That’s right, 2020 is the first year to officially celebrate freezer pops. How do you observe the holiday? Pick up and eat some freezer pops. Easy enough. Today is also National Chocolate with Almonds Day. The origins of this holiday are unknown, but it still sounds delicious. My apologies to anyone with a nut allergy, but hopefully you can still enjoy the chocolate. Be sure to share some pictures celebrating these foods or using the new words you’ve added to your vocabulary. It’s hot outside. Get a freezer pop!

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