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The History of Hump Day

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It’s Hump day! We have made it to the middle of the week, the top of the proverbial work week hill and it is should be an easy ride to Friday and our beloved weekend. However,  as someone who loves language and loves history I find myself wondering when and why Wednesday became known as “Hump Day”.  Are you like me, asking this same question? If you are, read on and if not, perhaps I have piqued your interest a little, the curiosity within you has swelled to such a size that you must have relief. Then rest assure, ooh curious one, I shall not let you down.

Let’s begin by looking at the definition supplied by Urban Dictionary for “Hump Day”:

“The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.”


Oxford Dictionaries says that, “Wednesday…

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