Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We're going down! No, no, false alarm, so um, Happy Spring!

Today is May First, also known as "May Day".  And because it's a holiday (Not as well-known as it used to be. Sorry Pagans.) I thought I would post some information (and pics!).

I'm not advocating any political agenda. I just love a poster that uses the words 'Testicles of Terror'.

Okay, so there's May Day and Mayday. It sounds like one word when spoken but has two completely different meanings. It's spelled as one word for one meaning and as two words for a completely different meaning. Got it? 

According to Wikipedia's Mayday definition Mayday is an international distress signal used in radio communications.  "Mayday! Mayday! We're out of ketchup!! Send backup!"

There's also May Day, which is an ancient spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures, that takes place on the first of May, so says Wikipedia. "Happy May Day!"
Just beware of calling for help on May 1st. You might get wished a Happy Spring when in fact you need immediate assistance. 

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Some interesting facts about May Day because this blog tries to be educational. Tries being the key word:

In Hawaii, May Day is also known as Lei Day. I many juvenile jokes.

In parts of the United States, May Day is also known as Law Day. I'm thinking someone, somewhere made a typo and put a 'w' instead of a 'y'. Go back, re-read. I'll wait.

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