If you are looking for an intellectual conversation, this is prolly not the place.
For example: let's take up the names of the days of the week. Right there should exemplify my title for this missive. To save time, I will will list them all now: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and, finally Sunday. I feel certain that our names somehow come from the Greeks. I don't know that. Greek or Latin roots seem to plague us. I know certain females who have dark roots - my tree has dirty roots - then, there was that TV show Roots. None are related to my conversation.
Question #1: When creating week names, did they start with Sunday or Monday? It is my belief that our answer lies in religion. Most, I say MOST, Christians celebrate Sunday as the Sabbath. There are those who really like Saturday. 7th Day Adventist have their thing. The Jewish community use to shut down on Friday night - or was it Saturday? I'd have to go back and watch Fiddler on the Roof to know for sure. Then, we have the Catholics who seem to be able to have Mass on more than one day. To me that seems the most logical. Have it when it fits your schedule. Not going to complain - any group who has to go through all that Confessing in a little booth - they have my utmost respect. I don't think I could ever do that and be completely honest all the time.
God create earth. On the 7th day he rested. So, in your mind is the 7th day when? Okay, let's say that a couple thousand years ago, I am creating the names of the week and I am Jewish. Sunday becomes the first day of the week? This is not meant to be accurate reporting on my part. Frankly it doesn't matter to me right now.
Let's say, this guy Amos said, "The first day of the week is Sunday."
Then comes Monday. Why, why, WHY was the 3rd day not named Tunday? Wenday? Thurnday? and so forth. It makes sense to me. Spelling is a whole "nother" issue. Well, of course, part of the answer is simple: Amos wasn't speaking English - or in my case, Texan. Maybe in Yiddish these names are listed poetically somehow.
I'll leave you with this. If dogs had named the weeks, they would be Barkday, Snortday, Growlday, Pantday, Ballday, Wagday, and Napday (this would have been the Sabbath), It is obvious that dogs would have had an 8th day: EAT or COOKIE day
You can make up your own cat named days, starting with: Purrday (derivative of Purrfect - albeit Sabbath).
Lunch time for me. Later Miss Gator (bugeyeday)
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