Wacky Wednesday: May 12

We have another day of too many holidays. I’m not sure where they all come from anymore. First, we’ll continue learning the slang terms from the 1920s. Our first word/phrase today is the Big Sleep which references death. It’s also the name of a 1946 film with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Next, we have Bim referring to a woman, though I think most people said babe instead. Bing was jailhouse talk for solitary confinement. And Bit was another term for a prison sentence. These are just a few of the wacky words used back in the 1920s.

Now for the many, many holidays to celebrate today. Like last week, you can look these up on your own if you’re interested. Our token food holiday today is National Nutty Fudge Day. We also have National Limerick DayNational Odometer Day, and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. That’s an unusual combination of things to celebrate. Every second Wednesday in May we celebrate National Receptionists’ Day and National Third Shift Workers Day. And on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week, which is this week, we celebrate National School Nurse Day. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with so many holidays to celebrate. Maybe I should only focus on food holidays.

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