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Happy Hump Day (with a few random pictures of Lucas)

Some of you may know that I’m somewhat enamored with the English language, both in my professional and private life.

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There are words that have no equivalent in Polish, like “fortnight”or this useful expression:

Happy Hump Day!

The term relates to the day in the middle of the work week (so, Wednesday) and marks the time when it’s closer to the upcoming weekend than to the past one.

If you imagine that a work week is a hill, Wednesday means you’ve reached the peak and it’s all downhill from then on.

You can find a hump or two on a camel:

feeding a camelwhat? have you never seen a grown woman feed a camel like a mama bird?

Synonyms for the noun “hump” include the word knob and bulge, a protrusion if you like.

On a totally unrelated note, here’s a picture of Lucas North…

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The Black Eyed Peas claim that “my humps” are my “lovely lady lumps”, which I would image refers to the fatty tissue of the breasts and bum.

The song doesn’t specify if this term applies to “lovely gentlemen lumps” too and I shall give this some thought before the next hump day…

vlcsnap-2010-09-27-23h36m58s65.png w=608&h=336Oh no, I was going to post an image displaying the anatomy of a camel hump, but this pic loaded instead… I’ll keep it this time…

Hump also has a slang meaning and refers to doing the horizontal tango between the sheets/getting jiggy with it (which is actually the new medical term for coitus and comes from the Latin jigglatum which means “I got lucky”).

Another unrelated Lucas pic, I really love those floorboards, do you think that’s ash?

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There’s also the term “dry humping” which I’m pretty certain refers to the action of a camel standing under an umbrella on a rainy day.

Couldn’t find a picture of a camel with an umbrella, so here’s another unrelated Lucas pic…

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Whatever your needs are, I hope you have a fabulous Hump Day, no matter what meaning of the word you adopt 😉

Richard Armitage and the word ‘Bulge’

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Such an interesting word.

One of its definitions is:

A protruding part; an outward curve or swelling“.

Most of us associate it with putting on a bit of weight and feeling that out trousers are filled to capacity.

That would fit another definition:

A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity”.

In 1944 there was The Battle of the Bulge.

In astronomy a bulge is a tightly packed group of stars within a larger formation.

On a TOTALLY UNRELATED note, here a picture of Lucas North:

You know what can cause bulges?

Hands in the pocket:

Then there are those unexpected bulge dangers lurking about…

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