Today is a bit of a slow day for wackiness. We only have a couple holidays today. First our new funs words. Bespawler is a noun for someone who spits when they speak. I think we’ve all met someone like this before. It comes from the transitive verb bespawl meaning to spatter with. Next we have Bobolyne, a noun and old Tudor English word for a fool. It was coined by the 15th-16th century poet John Skelton who was one of Henry VIII’s schoolteachers.
The first of two holidays we are celebrating today is National Internal Medicine Day. This holiday recognizes doctors who specialize in internal medicine. They are sometimes called internists or the “doctor’s doctor” because they are often called in for consultation. The holiday was established and recognized in 2019. Our next special day, which might be more important with Halloween just around the corner, is National Chocolate Day. This is the day to celebrate all things chocolate; unsweetened baking chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. Research has found that chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure. That’s means don’t eat too much chocolate this weekend.