According to international standard ISO 8601, it is the third day of the week. The between Tuesday and Thursday. The name is derived from Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, “day of Wodanaz” and a calque of the Latin dies Mercurii “day of Mercury”, reflecting the fact that the Germanic god Woden (Wodanaz or Odin) during the Roman era was interpreted as “Germanic Mercury”.
Wednesday is in the middle of the common Western 5-day workweek that starts on Monday and finishes on Friday. Also, when Sunday is taken as the first of every week, Wednesday is the day in the middle.
But wait, are we even allowed to call it that? A quick glance in the trademark register, reveals several trademark for the word Wednesday:
- WIRELESS WEDNESDAY registered for IT related services
- THE WEDNESDAY WORD registered for the organisation of religious meetings
- WEDNESDAY BY FIVE DAYS for bags and clothing
- SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY, also for clothing
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