Monday, May 22, 2017

Sort of like proverbs . . .


. . . but without any pretense to wisdom, as the rhyme's attributed to silly old Mother Goose:
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go;
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living;
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
As a child, I used to wonder why Wednesday's child should have a life full of woe just for the accident of having been born on a Wednesday. Maybe because Wednesday is Woe-din's day?

By the bye, I disdain to even allude to any in-poor-taste puns on the word "gay."



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