I Get Email

And in the spirit of today’s “holiday”, it is Lazy Day, afterall, I’m just going to post the entire email.  Mostly because I couldn’t determine if it was meant to be serious or if someone was having a joke with me.

Hi James,

On this August 10th, it is officially Lazy Day. Dictionary.com would like to share some facts about “laziness” with your readers — as soon as we get around to it. Yawwwwwwn. OK, here goes.

The word “lazy” is actually of unknown origin. Non-lazy experts have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out its etymology to no avail. It could derive from the Low German sleg, which also gives us the word “slacker” or perhaps from the French lasse, “tired,” or German lassig, “weary,” but neither of these have a “zzzzzzz” sound.  Oh sorry, I dozed off for a minute.

I never thought I would say this but it seem like sloth is a little more exciting. Not only is it derived from the Middle English slou (the same root as slow), and also the name for some of the slowest mammals on the planet (fun fact: the contents of their stomach can take an entire month  or more to digest) but sloth is also one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The other six (wrath, greed, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony) may be a bit more active in our daily lives, but that’s ok – sloth isn’t in a hurry.

Below are some words you can use when telling your friends you are doing this Lazy Day. They may say huh? But it is better than saying “I’m lying down, being lazy.”






Now that we have done all the thinking for you, we wish you a supine and decumbent Lazy Day!


Lazy Day.  /shakes head

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