Wacky Wednesday: March 24

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday where we explore some wacky words along with some wacky holidays. We will continue our exploration into slang words from the 1920s. Some of these are still used today. Our first word, Baby, refers to any person and can be used for any gender. Folks in Hollywood still talk this way. Maybe you’ve heard your grandparents say something’s a lot of Baloney. They mean it’s nonsense or something not to be believed. The phrase Be on the nut means to be broke. I want to bring that phrase back. It’s fun to say. And finally, a Bean-shooter is another name for a firearm.

We have two token food holidays today. Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day and National Cheesesteak Day. They both are delicious. Cheesesteaks are sandwiches first developed in South Philadelphia. Today is also National Equal Pay Day. This day changes annually and occurs in March or April to represent how far into the year a woman works to earn as much as a man for the same work. Currently, women make about $0.82 to $0.85 for every $1 earned by men. It’s time to close the wage gap. This holiday was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity.

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