Nights of the weekMy sister suggested that the nights of the week should be known as Monnight, Tuesnight, Wednesnight, Thursnight, Frinight, Saturnight, and Sunnight. I couldn't think of a reason why not, so I'm going to try using them.
It's also somewhat interesting where the days of the week get their names in the first place. Shamelessly cribbed from wikipedia:
- Monday: It gets its name from Mani (Old English Mona), the Germanic Moon god.
- Tuesday: The English and Scandinavian names are derived from the Nordic god Tyr.
- Wednesday: The name comes from the Old English Wodnesdæg meaning the day of the Germanic god Woden.
- Thursday: The name Thursday comes from the Old English Þunresdæg, meaning the day of Þunor, commonly known in Modern English as Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
- Friday: The name Friday comes from the Old English frigedæg, meaning the day of Frige, the Norse god of beauty.
- Saturday: It is the only day of the week to retain its Roman origin in English, named after the Roman god of time Saturn.
- Sunday: In English, Sunday gets its name from Sunna, or Sunne the Germanic sun goddess.
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