#USSlang: “Hump Day”

According to Oxford English Dictionary, “hump day” is the informal name for ‘Wednesday’.
Wednesday is seen as the midpoint (titik tengah) of a working week.
After Wednesday, we are moving closer towards the weekend. Everything feels easier and more bearable. Bearable = bisa dihadapi dengan mudah/santai.

This picture best describes the feeling of getting over a Wednesday:

 

 

 

Why is it called a ‘hump’?

Surprisingly, it has something to do with camels. This is a hump (punuk unta).


Mondays and Tuesdays are seen as the hardest part of the week because we go back to work/school and get very busy on those days. Stress level usually peaked (memuncak) on Wednesday, then slows down on Thursday and Friday. Which is why Wednesdays are basically like the peak of a camel’s hump.

Here are some examples in using “hump day” in a sentence:

  • Hump day is always the hardest part of the week in this business.”
  • “Let’s look for a hump day treat and get over the stress.”
    • Treat = permen, suguhan, sesuatu yang enak.

Source: Oxford Dictionaries online, factsboard.com and keen.com for images

 

Compiled by @animenur for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

 

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