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Where did the saying "it's hump day" get it's origin?

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago

    Where did the saying "it's hump day" get it's origin?

    I have always heard people refer to Wednesday as hump day. I know it's the middle of the working week but why is it considered the day you work extra hard? Before I retired, I had to do that every day!

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  2. Sharp Points profile image96
    Sharp Pointsposted 3 years ago

    From "Wiktionary"

    'The term alludes to the fact that Wednesday is the middle of the work week, meaning that one has made it "over the hump" towards the weekend.'

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Makes sense to me

  3. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 3 years ago

    Maybe people work extra hard because they are motivated since they are getting closer to the weekend.  My place uses that term as well.  Not really sure when it originated

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Lois

 
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