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View Poll Results: Is the expression "Wednesday is Hump Day" a legitimate and used expression?
Yes, i've heard of it 106 82.81%
No, i've never heard of it 22 17.19%
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help settling a silly debate

All righty folks, here's the deal. For months now i've been trying to explain to Ace_O_Spades (yes you *glare*) that the expression: "Wednesday is hump day" is a legitimate Canadian/North American idiomatic phrase. It may be a little old, or only exclusive to Canada, but nonetheless IT IS REAL!

*again glares at Ace at his refusal to acknowledge a real expression*

Seeing as how he won't believe me in saying that i didn't make it up, nor does it stand for anything kinky, i decided to post it up here to see what our peanut gallery has to say.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep. Wednesday.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is Hump Day because it is in the middle of the week. After Wednesday its all down hill from there to the weekend. I do however feel that we should all start a grassroots movement make it stand for something kinky.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to work with a guy who referred to it as Hump Day, because it was the middle of the week, and cuz it was the one day of the week that his wife and him got it on, planned.
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My girlfriend refers to it as hump day.

I like that .

Which kind of defeats your not kinky point, but on your side I'm not canadian.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I guess I'm out of the loop. I've never heard of it.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Has been and always will be Hump Day.
When all else fails, QUIT.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It pisses me off because it doesn't fit my schedule as middle of the week, but it is a common expression.
That's right - I'm a guy in a suit eating a Blizzard. F U.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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excuse me, but I resent and AM offended by this expression.
I think it shows a real lack of consideration for us...how would you put it...LESS ERECT.

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Old 04-23-2004, 05:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Legitimate expression...and well I get Wednesday's off from work, so it's a great day
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yup . . . . by Wednesday, you're "over the hump" and on the downhill ride to the weekend.
If you want to avoid 95% of internet spelling errors:
"If your ridiculous pants are too loose, you're definitely going to lose them. Tell your two loser friends over there that they're going to lose theirs, too."
It won't hurt your fashion sense, either.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
Yes, though I hadn't heard it until earlier this year.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Definitely. Get past Wednesday, and you're "over the hump".

Though I always thought it was a little silly, since more people have sex on the weekends...
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Seeing how Tuesday is my day off, I think of Thursday as my hump day.
I was there to see beautiful naked women. So was everybody else. It's a common failing.
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally posted by FaderMonkey
I guess I'm out of the loop. I've never heard of it.
What the hell?! I never heard of it either! Man, you people are crazy!

Guess I better get it on with the group!
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I first heard that when I first moved to Denver. Now all the radio personalities use it here.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've heard it. Personally I think it sounds stupid, but I've heard it.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i've never heard of it, but it doesn't hurt to know.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I had never of heard of it before. My life is now complete.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Tons of potential.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Been using/hearing it all my life. (well since Jr. High anyways)
Humpday = Wednesday for many years now.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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yeah- ever since Jr. high, a term in common use
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have never heard that expression from any friends from the US or Canada.

makes sense, but I don't really care for the word "hump".
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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its not an actual expression
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
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ACE!!!! @#$%#$% You are wrong, just admit it and move on, the debate is over.

well folks it's not about hump as in humping another person, c'mon now, it's hump as in middle of the week, like a hill you've got to climb... hurrah! Doesn't matter if you like it or not either, just if you've heard of it or not.

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Old 04-23-2004, 11:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Heard it most of my life.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:33 PM   #27 (permalink)
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*nods* It seems like every one of my junior high teachers used the term.
"...for though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm, and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world."

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Old 04-23-2004, 11:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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It's only dirty if you are so inclined, but it has been around along time.

So what did you bet?
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Old 04-24-2004, 01:21 AM   #29 (permalink)
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yep I've heard it for years.. and I'm in texas...
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Old 04-24-2004, 02:34 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I've heard it before.. and it also reminded me of this little chant that pissed (drunk) bastards usually sing repeatedly at the top of their lungs (yeah.. I've done it too)...

Leader: Monday's a working day
All: Monday's a working day
Leader: Tuesday's a drinking day
All: Tuesday's a drinking day
... and so on w/ the following days:....
Wednesday's a smoking day
Thursday's an Ahhh day
Friday's a fucking day
Saturday's a footy day
Sunday's a holy day

Leader: Is everybody happy?
All: You bet your ass we are!
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Old 04-24-2004, 04:15 AM   #31 (permalink)
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The urban dictionary agrees.


hump day


cause it's downhill after wednesday; it's the hump you have to get over.

hump day

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

After hump day, the weekend gets closer.
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Old 04-24-2004, 04:54 AM   #32 (permalink)
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hmm... my girl always refers to wednesday as humpday... I liked it but thought that was just a figment of her dirty mind.
Actually I never even concidered any other meaning than sexual
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:39 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Climbing the hump to Wednesday, going downhill to the weekend after you're over the hump.
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Yup. Its a real thing. After Wednesday, you should be in cruise control the rest ot the week. NICE
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Old 04-24-2004, 06:12 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Ace_O_Spades
its not an actual expression

Ha ha ha! You made me laugh. Stubborn little shit aren't you?

You are going to have to give in on this one Ace, fallenangel is correct. I am in the western part of the US and I have heard and used this term for many years. I know a lot of people throughout the states who use it as well. It isn't used as frequently as it used to be, but I do still hear it.

I am curious like Lebell is....what did ya bet???

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Old 04-24-2004, 06:15 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I'm from the south and it's used quite often. "welp, today's hump day. two more days and the weekend is here."

frequent useage.
Off the record, on the q.t., and very hush-hush.
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Old 04-24-2004, 06:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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yup. heard of hump day first like 20-25 yrs ago.

TGIF : thank god it's friday

SHIT : sure happy it's thursday
<small>although i don't get why anyone would be thrilled about a thursday... *shrugs*</small>
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Old 04-25-2004, 01:21 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Angel
Ha ha ha! You made me laugh. Stubborn little shit aren't you?

You are going to have to give in on this one Ace, fallenangel is correct.
/me *does a little victory dance*

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Old 04-25-2004, 01:28 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I always thought Tuesday was the hump day, you're in sight of the weekend again by Wednesday and I dunno about where you live, but Wednesday has always been a reasonable night out on the razzle dazzle wherever I've laid my hat.


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Old 04-25-2004, 01:36 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by yournamehere
Yup . . . . by Wednesday, you're "over the hump" and on the downhill ride to the weekend.
Exactly. But, "hump day" sounds far more fun
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