Wacky Wednesday: November 4

Let the first wackiness of November begin. Actually, the world has been wacky for a long time now and I don’t see the wackiness dying. Our words today come as derogatory terms with which to insult people. (This post was written on Oct 28, so these insults may come in handy after election results are announced.) The first word is Cumberworld. A noun meaning a useless person or thing; someone who is an encumbrance on the world. The next word is Dalcop. Another noun meaning a particularly stupid person. Cop is an old word for head, so it literally means dull head.

We only have a few holidays to celebrate today. First, we have National Chicken Lady Day. This unusual sounding holiday honors Dr. Marthenia “Tina” Dupree. She worked at the second-largest chicken restaurant in the world as Director of Community Relations and Training. She did a lot for the community and that’s how she got her name. Look up more on the Chicken Lady. Today is also National Candy Day. I think this is celebrated only a few days after Halloween so people can sell the old candy. That’s just my opinion.

Finally, we have National Stress Awareness Day. This happens every first Wednesday in November. Probably intended to be the day after Election Day. And some might be feeling more stressed than usual. (Remember this post was written a week ago. See my post from earlier today to know my opinions.) The important thing is to not allow that stress to overwhelm you. Be aware that it exists and try to eliminate some of the minor stresses in your life. Sometimes keeping things wacky can help lower stress. Stay wacky folks.

Wacky Wednesday: October 28

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. 

Wacky Wednesday: October 21

There are some interesting things to discuss today. We have a new list of words to go through. Many of these in the coming weeks are insults for people. Some of them like our first word are obsolete. Abydocomist is a noun meaning a liar or sycophant who boasts of his falsehood. Does that sound like anyone we know in the USA? Next is another noun. Bedswerver refers to someone who is unfaithful to the marriage vow. Again, does this sound like anyone we know in the USA? Tell me what you think of this new list of words in the comments.

Today has many holidays attached to it. The first occurs on the Wednesday of the third business week in October. That’s a mouthful. That is Medical Assistants Recognition Day. There are several holidays that occur on the third Wednesday of October. Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce DayHagfish Day celebrating the odd-looking creature, and BRA Day which recognizes Breast Reconstruction Awareness for those who have had the reconstruction after a mastectomy. Today is also National Reptile Awareness Day and the most important day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Observe one or all of these days in whatever way you wish.

And try out those new words in conversation. I do not recommend that you accuse anyone with one of those two words. It might not go well after you define the words for others.