Do you like to celebrate Wednesdays? Wednesday is called hump day in many countries because it’s the halfway point between weekends. It’s common for many office workers to try to break up the workweek and destress by doing something fun on a Wednesday evening. This may involve having dinner with friends or going out to see a movie. Is this custom observed in your country?
Watch the video below to get more examples of how to use this idiom in everyday life.
Now, a hump is that thing on the back of a camel. It’s like a mini-mountain, right?
So, if you imagine your 5-day work-week as climbing a mountain, Monday is awful – you’re at the bottom of the mountain. Tuesday, you’re climbing. Thursday and Friday, they’re easier – you’re going downhill, towards the weekend. But Wednesday? That’s Hump Day – top of the mountain.
So, let’s see how we can use this phrase in context:
- A: Work, work, work! I can’t take much more of this!
- B: Relax, man! It’s Hump Day! Just two more days till the weekend!
- Hump Day! We’re halfway there, everyone!
- I work best on Hump Day. Monday and Tuesday are too depressing, and Thursday and Friday are just a countdown to the weekend!
So, there we are. How do you usually feel on Hump Day? Let us know in the comments section below.
Now, try to answer the question below using today’s idiom.
- What activities do you usually do on Wednesday evenings? Why?
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