Today is a bit lack luster in the wackiness department, but it’s still fun. We continue with our old English insults and I think these two words will find more uses in today’s society. The first is Snoutband. This refers to someone who constantly interrupts a conversation, typically only to contradict or correct someone else. There are many snoutbands on the internet. Some of them are pre-teen gamers. Our next word is Sorner. This refers to someone who unappreciatively lives off other people. Sorning was the 16th century equivalent of mooching or sponging. There are many of those people in the world, too.
We begin the holidays section with our token food holiday, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day. The first documented recipe of a cream cheese brownie was published in 1906. Next is a holiday I know you’re all really excited about, National Home Warranty Day. Unlike homeowner’s insurance, home warranty covers repairs and replacement of appliances that break down from normal use. Do you have warranties for your appliances? Finally, today is also National Umbrella Day. The basic umbrella has been around for over four thousand years. Evidence of them has been found in art and artifacts from Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China. Have you told your umbrella how much you appreciate the work they do?