Wacky Wednesday: August 19

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday. We’ve all survived another wacky week and since it’s 2020 things can only get more bizarre. Our first word for today is Impignorate. This transitive verb has a simple definition. It means to pledge, pawn, or mortgage. Our next is Jentacular. An adjective which means of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up. I guess most people don’t eat breakfast right away. I’m always hungry when I wake up, but I start with coffee.

Our national holidays today are a little all over the place. First is National Bow Day. This refers to bows on clothing and in one’s hair. Men wore bow ties in the 18th century and, as fashion trends changed, women began wearing them to accessorize. Next we have National Aviation Day which was started in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday as this holiday. Finally, we have National Soft Ice Cream Day. Soft serve ice cream has been popular since the 1930s. It contains less milk fat than hard ice cream and isn’t kept as cold as hard ice cream.

Sounds like a lot of fun things to celebrate today. If nothing else, get yourself some ice cream and throw some bows in your hair. And if you want to wear a bow tie, please get a real one and not a clip on. We need to make bow ties popular again.

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