Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hump Day

Well, it's Wednesday again...and that means another fun-filled post from moi. Lucky, lucky you!

So, while pondering today's post (read: what the crap am I going to write?!?!), I realized what an odd phrase "hump day" is. I mean, it's not like you can go celebrate by dry-humping people...or at least not without their permission, anyway.

Of course, I googled it and found out that Wednesday is called Hump Day because it's like getting over the "hump" of the week. So, there ya go.

And while I'm on the topic of weird phrases, why is there a "poop deck" on a boat? I mean, EW...who really wants to swab THAT?

Here are a few other phrases that seem a bit off-kilter to me.

--pop a squat (or "cop" a squat): my relatives back in the hills of WV say this one. Okay, I say it, too. But that doesn't mean I understand why we refer to "sitting" like this.

--hot polish boy: when I first moved to Northeast Ohio, I saw a sign that advertised for hot polish boys. I was like, what kind of place have I MOVED to?!?! Then, I found out that meant some kind of sausage sandwich. Okaaaaaaay...

--boob tube: dude, this one's charming. I usually just say TV. haha

So, what about you--any phrases that are weird or make you laugh? Do share!


  1. "Tore up from the floor up." I love saying that. lol I would not have known what a hot polish boy is either, and I'm married to one. ;o)

  2. hahahahahaha nice!!

    I also think the phrase "off the hook" is makes me giggle. Dude, that is OFF THE HOOK! My sis hates when I say that...which of course makes me want to say it more. haha

  3. I used to not understand "for all intense purposes" until I realized it was really "for all intents and purposes".

  4. Dude now I totally have a craving for a hot polish boy.

    Ah, memories... Joe Kaminsky under the moonlit sky...

  5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Gwen and Chrissy, you two make me giggle.