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Happy Hump Day…the origin of #HumpDay | DJ Bee

Happy Hump Day…the origin of #HumpDay

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An English language idiom for Wednesday is “hump day”, a reference to making it through the middle of the work week as getting “over the hump”. It is also unofficially (and with some irony) referred to as “the peak of the week”.
Wednesday is considered either the third or the fourth day of the week, between Tuesday and Thursday. The name comes from the Old English Wodnesdæg meaning the day of the Germanic god Woden who was a god of the Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th C. AD.
When Sunday is taken as the first of the week, the day in the middle of each week is Wednesday. Arising from this, the German name for Wednesday has been Mittwoch (literally: “mid-week”) since the 10th Century, having displaced the former name: Wodanstag. The Finnish name too is of a fairly functional kind: Keskiviikko (literally: “center of the week”). An English language idiom for Wednesday is “hump day”, a reference to making it through the middle of the work week as getting “over the hump”. It is also unofficially (and with some irony) referred to as “the peak of the week”.

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