What would you replace the current weekday names with?

Whilst idly chatting with my 14-yr old, I mentioned that it was Tuesday, and probably would be all day ... just like it was last week, and the week before that, and the week before that, und so wieso.

"Well,", I said, "we can't be having this kind of thing going on in a world where everything has to be new and shiny and vibrant and outdated before it hits the streets. Otherwise, people will lose interest."

"So, for starters", I said, "we'd better start changing the name of the day every few hours, preferably at random times."

"Furthermore,", I pontificated, "all these weekday names lack proper diversity. Although some sisters are represented, there is a distinct lack of multi-cultural input, as evinced by their distinctly Euro-centric roots. Also, given the secular nature of our modern society, we must take care that we are not inadvertently infringing the rights of the ungodly, and causing them offence, by retaining names associated with mythological deities, especially when such deities have been associated with white-supremacist Aryanism. This is a situation that can no longer be tolerated in a free and democratic society!"

At this point, the kettle finally boiled and I wandered off to make a cup of tea. My 14-yr old indicated his commitment to the cause by nodding sagely, donning his headphones, and kerballing his way to distant virtual shores.

However, the Emperor graced me with his presence and suggested that such deep insights into the root causes of injustice within our society should be brought to the attention of the masses. The Emperor knows me well and watched with some amusement as an evil smile spread itself across my face.

"What a whizzo idea, Your Purple Eminence!", I said to the EM, "I shall leap straight onto a government website and raise an e-petition demanding government action on this clearly pressing matter. I have no doubt that such a petition, advertised in the right places, will attract many genuine followers. Naturally, I am offering the people a chance to make their feelings known about this subject, so that I may join the Advisory Committee Gravy Train that will doubtless ensue.".

"I'd keep that last bit to yourself, if I were you.", said the Emperor.

"Anyway,", He said, "before you engage the proletariat it might be wise to have a list of names to be getting started with. I think you should consult the proper authorities to determine suitable choices for these new names."

"And which authorities would they be?", I said.

The Emperor looked at me in blank bafflement, shook his head and walked away, muttering "Mad as a box of frogs. And slow, so slow.".

"Oh.", I said.

"Of course.", I said.

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Tuesday is the new Friday by the look of it

Besides you can't take Thors day away
 
Where I live they've already replaced the proper weekday names with some foreign guff!!!!!!!!!!

It was the same in the Netherlands and in Germany!!!!!!!!!
 
For a start, seven days is an outdated and typically Tory idea designed to disadvantage the working woman. Metricate the week into ten days, each with ten hours. Each hour should be ten minutes, and each minute should ten seconds. Delete two months from the yearly calendar. Now we have a basis for a decent scheme for workers' maximum hours.

Best wishes,
Dianne
 
Tuesday is the new Friday by the look of it
You're surely not suggesting that people are having to work 14 hour weeks? Sounds like modern slavery to me. No wonder XR want to bring down capitalism and introduce us to a new socialist order. Why don't we just go the whole hog and go back to the times when they sent young children up chimneys. No, no, no - even further back than Auschwitz.

... What?

Besides you can't take Thors day away
Well, OK. As it's you. And he has been quite popular in the MCU movies. How about we schedule Thursday in for every 3rd Tuesday between 0900-1200 hrs and sometime during Saturday afternoon?
 
Where I live they've already replaced the proper weekday names with some foreign guff!!!!!!!!!!

It was the same in the Netherlands and in Germany!!!!!!!!!
Bloody foreigners. Don't worry, we'll soon have that sorted. It will part of every post-Brexit trade deal that everybody has to conform with English British weekday names. Or else no deal. That'll show them.
 
For a start, seven days is an outdated and typically Tory idea designed to disadvantage the working woman. Metricate the week into ten days, each with ten hours. Each hour should be ten minutes, and each minute should ten seconds. Delete two months from the yearly calendar. Now we have a basis for a decent scheme for workers' maximum hours.

Best wishes,
Dianne
Well spotted. I like the cut of your jib. I've pencilled you in for one of the subcommittees.

Not sure about this 'ten' thing, though. Perhaps we ought to move away from the straightjacket of Napoleonic thought and try some other numbers. Definitely not 7 - that's one of those non-inclusive primes. Maybe 60 for more of a Middle-Eastern, Babylonian feel? Or open it up to democracy and have a variable number of days each 'week'?

Definitely agree with your proposal for ensuring workers' maximum hours. How about we restrict them to those two months you had in mind and then we delete them?
 
Well, how u gunna change 'Today' is always 'Today' that ain't gunna change is it? So get around that Mr smarty pants.
 

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War Hero
Well, OK. As it's you. And he has been quite popular in the MCU movies. How about we schedule Thursday in for every 3rd Tuesday between 0900-1200 hrs and sometime during Saturday afternoon?
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Morning@Excognito,
Could rename it...Hammer time!

Hat, coat TAXI!
 
Well, OK. As it's you. And he has been quite popular in the MCU movies. How about we schedule Thursday in for every 3rd Tuesday between 0900-1200 hrs and sometime during Saturday afternoon?
Morning@Excognito,
Could rename it...Hammer time!

Hat, coat TAXI!
Ethnically inclusive. I like it. Another shoo in for Committee work.
 
Moanday
Workday [there has to be one]
Humpday
Thor'sday [I too like Thor]
Poetsday, only lasts until about 17:00 and is followed by Pissupnight.
Shoppingday
Zebraday
That last one's a bit personal, stick the hobby of your choice in if you don't like it.
 
I just can't get over why Mardi Gras always falls on a Tuesday!!!!!!!!
Because the womin' get their pan cakes out on Tuesdays, more to the point why does the SUN only come out 1 day a week?
 
Numbers always feature strongly along with routines - looking at my languages

Turkish (draws on Persian)

Sunday Cuma = Arabic market day
Monday Cumatesi = day after market day
Turesday Salı = Persian third day
Wednesday Çarşamba =Persian 4th day
Thursday Perşembe = Persian 5th day
Friday Cuma = Arabic Worship
Saturday Cumatezi = dayafter worship

Russian
понедельник panidel'nik. Monday. lit, Towards the week
вторник ftornik. Tuesday. Second day
среда srida. Wednesday. From 'middle'
четверг chitverk. Thursday. from 4
пятница pyatnitsa. Friday. from 5
суббота subota. Saturday. had to look this up but ultimately from Shabat/Sabbath/greek, hebrew
воскресенье vaskrisenie. Sunday. 'resurection'
 
more to the point why does the SUN only come out 1 day a week?
I live in Glasgow, the Land of Eternal Cloud and Rain and only 740 miles from being in the Land of Eternal Night (not that you could tell the difference during winter). I'm in favour of retaining Sunday for that one day the Sun does come out; it's perfectly randomly so fits in with my overall naming scheme.

Still, it's a good opportunity for further democratizing weekday names. I understand that some places in Southern England might find the constant regularity of 'Sunday' to be somewhat tedious and sympathize with their plight. The Committee for Unification of National Time, in a first of its kind, proposes that we have local as well as national names for the days of the 'week', decided upon by the appropriate regional citizens' assemblies.

Comrades! Unite to overthrow the tyranny of the calendar, whose sole purpose is to control and regiment the lives of the working class!
 
Monday - Easy Day
Tuesday - Stupid Questions Day
Wednesday - Oops Sales Have Fcuked Up Day
Thursday - Sales Want Me to Fix It Day (Sales yet again under charge client for delivery)
Friday - Stop Caring Day by 1300
Saturday - Drink, Eat Be Happy Day
Sunday - See Family Day
 

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