I have always wondered about the origins of ‘hump day’. I mean, I know exactly what it means, but how did Wednesday come to be called this name? Personally, I love hump day. It’s the beginning of the end of the work week for me. I can see my weekend stretching out clearly in front of me. It gives me purpose, and renewed energy. I’d have to say it gives me hope. So, for anyone else who believes that hump day is worth acknowledging and revering here is what I found at:
Main Entry: hump day Part of Speech: n Definition: the middle of the workweek, usu. Wednesday Example: We’re on the other side of hump day, with the weekend in sight. Etymology: 1965; seen as the hill to get over to the weekend
and this bit of silliness at:
3. hump day
Wednesday, or the hump of the week
The absolute BEST day of the week, the day of maximum hope that maybe, you might make it out of this week alive. A particularly good hump day can last you the rest of the week, and by Doomday morning (Monday) you survive by anticipating hump day. Nothing goes wrong on hump day
Most other days can be defined by hump day. Tuesday is the day before hump day. Thursday is one day after hump day. Except Friday is WOOOH!!! FREEDOM!!! Day, Saturday is Mostly Hungover day, and Sunday is PreDoom day.
Hump day has nothing to do with sex. Unless one wants it to.
So, there you have it. Why Wednesday is ‘hump day’. Well, not really. I tried to find out who coined the phrase, why it started, etc. But there is nothing. Just the general observation that Wednesday is the middle of the week, and that if you’ve made it that far, you can surely coast downhill the rest of the way, gaining momentum again for the weekend.
Have a great hump day everyone!