Black eye Friday

Today is black eye Friday in Cumbria.

Its the day most folks break up for Christmas, go straight to the pub, get hammered and kick off.

In other parts of the country they call it bleak Friday.

I think it might be one of the busiest days of the year for emergency services.

Has it got a different name by you?



12 Responses to “Black eye Friday”

  1. Rob Bruce Says:

    ‘Black Friday’ in Wales:

    Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd!


  2. gobansaor Says:

    “Breaking up for Christmas” is the expression used in Ireland for the last working day. Of course being the 21st it also known as the shortest day of the year, our ancestors were always very relieved when the sun appeared again after the longest night, so much so they built Newgrange to witness it .. I bet they too went down the pub afterwards.

    Merry Xmas Simon and thanks for all the interesting posts all year.


  3. Dennis Wallentin Says:

    Hej Simon,

    I min del av världen så är inte den sista arbetsdagen innan jul särskilt märkvärdig. Många är lediga för att köpa de sista julklapparna och vara hemma o förbereda julen mm.

    Med dessa ord vill jag i all enkelhet önska dig och alla andra här en God Jul och ett Gott Nytt Hälsosamt År.

    Med vänlig hälsning,

  4. Simon Says:

    ‘Temporary triage…’ etc makes me think that in any UK town or city tonight you can get a hint of Helmand province.

  5. Harlan Grove Says:

    Here in the overly commercialized US it’s known as 4 shopping days till Xmas.

    It’s also the winter solstice, but it’s unsafe to mention that lest someone think you’re a wiccan or something.

    So much for seasonal sarcasm. Thanks for keeping this up.

    Merry Christmas.

  6. martin rushton Says:

    Rob might disagree but there is a scrooge on the excel-l list who is deserving of a “virtual black-eye” tonight.

    Harlan its the summer solstice south of the equator ;-)

    Merry Chritsmas, Happy Holiday or whatever variant of the aforementioned is most appopriate to your individual beliefs

  7. Simon Says:

    That guy is the most consistently miserable twat I have ever come across. a couple of broken ribs might be more fitting.

  8. Simon Says:

    What I meant to say is he has never grasped the concept of ‘community’

  9. Marcus Says:

    Well, I’ll be working Monday so Black Eye Friday doesn’t seem appropriate. Is there a Monday equivilent?

    And yes, have to emphathise with Harlan. Australia tends now to have 24 hour shopping marathons in the last couple of days before Christmas.

    Thanks Simon for hosting this forum. I’m sure others would agree that it’s been as entertaining as it has illuminating. You’ve done a great job.

    All the best – Marcus

  10. Simon Says:

    The post Christmas sales (used to be called ‘the Jan sales’, then the ‘boxing days sales’), this year they are stating at 00:01 Christmas day – ie the first minute.
    Its hard not to feel ripped off by these cynical price fluctuations.

  11. martin rushton Says:

    Virtual black-eye well and truly delivered. Thanks Simon. You may have noticed I have tried similar in the past but can’t claim to have the same authority/experience in the Excel world.

  12. martin rushton Says:

    was this really 2 years ago. Well its that day again but without the solstice

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