Wacky Wednesday: October 7

Welcome to the first Wacky Wednesday of October. We have some weird words today. They’re wackier than usual. Nothing spooky though, if you’re worried. First up we have a noun that is the name of a shoe. Winklepicker is a style of shoe or boot worn by British rock and roll fans from the 1950s onward. It’s a shoe with a pointed toe to resemble medieval footwear. Our next word is a verb. Xertz (pronounced ‘zertz’) means to gulp something down quickly and/or in a greedy fashion. It can be used for eating but is most commonly used for drinking.

We have several food related holidays today. National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day and National Frappe Day. Don’t order a Frappe at Starbucks. They sell Frappuccinos and they trademarked the term. Frappes are at McDonalds. The first Wednesday of October is also National Pumpkin Seed Day. Today is also National LED Light Day and the first Wednesday of October is National Walk to School Day and National Coffee with a Cop Day. Maybe the cop would like a Frappe. Most important of all, today is National Inner Beauty Day. This holiday is to raise awareness and support victims of human trafficking. If you can only celebrate one thing today, I’d celebrate National Inner Beauty Day.

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