Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday

This is what my Yahoo mail account lists today as in the little "important dates" thingy at the bottom of the screen. But it's not called Fat Tuesday is it? I know that's the direct translation of Mardi Gras, but that's not a term that is used in English (other than by Yahoo Mail, obviously). Now I do realise that Shrove Tuesday is a specifically British English term and so I don't expect Yahoo to go with that, but why Fat Tuesday. Nobody calls it that, ever. What's wrong with Mardi Gras? Or Carnival? Or Carnaval? Or, here, at least, Farsang.

Anyway, happy Farsang, one and all. And for those of you who will be giving chocolate up for the next 6 weeks in some kind of half-hearted attempt to emulate Jesus staggering around the wasteland for 40 days, good luck.

2 comments:

Tinshed said...

Thank you Andy. Unfortunatly it is alcohol that is on my list. So, just one more on pálinka before the bewitching hour approaches....

Gadjo Dilo said...

Happy Farsang, Andy. I gave up on going to work yesterday, though not forever.... I hope. Had a pancake on Sunday, which made me feel less homesick.