Wacky Wednesday: January 20

This week’s wackiness is a little light with only a few holidays to observe. I’m sure most people are interested in the US Presidential inauguration. Continuing our look into old English insults we have Roiderbanks. This refers to someone who lives beyond their means or seems to spend extravagantly. I’ve met many folks who spend more than they appear to have. Next up we have Saddle-goose. This is a fun word, and the definition is even more fun. Saddling geese is a proverbially pointless exercise, so anyone who wastes their time doing it, namely a saddle-goose, must be an imbecile.

We have two token food holidays today. The first is National Buttercrunch Day. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee covered in chocolate. There are many variations to the caramel flavored treat including toasted almond sprinkles. Next, we have National Cheese Lover’s Day. The earliest record of cheese making is from 5,500 BCE in what is now Poland. There are over 1,400 varieties of cheese today. Today is also National Disc Jockey Day. Be sure to contact your favorite radio DJ or local club DJ and tell them how much you appreciate them. If you ask them their favorite kind of cheese they may become your best friend or stare at you like you have three heads.

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