Fibbing Friday

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Not only is it Friday, but it’s also the first day of November! Di over at pensitivity101 gave us our questions last week, so that makes it my week to come up with them.

As with the first Friday in October, these questions are themed around the new month. And as always, in case you are new here or just need a friendly memory jog as to what’s going on, here’s an overview of how Fibbing Friday works:

  • Answer the questions below as creatively as you can in a post on your blog. Just be sure that your answers bend, stretch, break, or outright ignore the truth. It is called “Fibbing Friday” after all.
  • Tag your post with “Fibbing Friday” or similar, depending on what your blogging platform will allow.
  • Link to this post. Pingbacks are enabled, so you can just leave a link in your post if you use WordPress. Otherwise, you can just leave a link to your post in the comments.
  • Check out other bloggers’ links to see how they answered the questions.
    Questions:
  1. Why is this month called “November”?
  2. Why is Thanksgiving always the fourth Thursday of November instead of just being on a particular date?
  3. What is No Shave November?
  4. What is the day after Halloween called?
  5. Why is turkey traditionally served at Thanksgiving?
  6. So just what is a giblet anyway?
  7. Why are Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day, and Remembrance Day all on November 11th?
  8. Why is November National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)?
  9. Why is the day after Thanksgiving called “Black Friday”?
  10. Why is the Monday after Thanksgiving called “Cyber Monday”?

My Answers…

  1. Why is this month called “November”? Long ago there was a little girl who just couldn’t say “I don’t remember” and it always came out as “November”. Her parents thought it was so adorable that it stuck in their household. They told all their friends and eventually it was adopted as the name of a month.
  2. Why is Thanksgiving always the fourth Thursday of November instead of just being on a particular date? The whole point of November is to be thankful. The idea behind making it the fourth Thursday was that it made it harder to remember so that we check the calendar all year round to see just when the gratitude can end.
  3. What is No Shave November? No Shave November is an honorary celebration for all those who are from the Quileute tribe waiting for their transformation.
  4. What is the day after Halloween called? The day after Halloween is called The Day of the Dead in honor of all those who recently slipped into Diabetic Comas and likely won’t make it back.
  5. Why is turkey traditionally served at Thanksgiving? Ahhh… This is my favorite tradition of them all. Someone realized the triptifan effects of turkey long ago and thought it sleep an easy excuse to get out of the awkward family get together!
  6. So just what is a giblet anyway? I’m sure you’ve all heard of George… the man that lives in the moon. You have, right? Well, George lives in a small town named Giblet which is made of Giblet cheese. George nibbles on the Giblet all month long until we can’t see him anymore. Giblet is a fast growing cheese. It has to be to keep up with George’s appetite! It grows fast enough that we’re never without seeing George for more than a few days a month. He’ll never go hungry in Giblet!
  7. Why are Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day, and Remembrance Day all on November 11th? You know that 11:11 thing people are always fussing about on their clocks and phones on the daily? Yeah, it has something to do with that.
  8. Why is November National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? November is National Novel Writing Month because it’s cold and it’s a better name for a month than National Make Babies Month.
  9. Why is the day after Thanksgiving called “Black Friday”? Now this is a sad story indeed. One that most people didn’t learn in their history lessons at school. The day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday” because many of the Pilgrims died of botulism from under cooked turkey!
  10. Why is the Monday after Thanksgiving called “Cyber Monday”? There are so many people in long distance relationships who can’t be together on the holidays that we’ve called the day after Thanksgiving Cyber Monday to give all those in LDR’s a day to be together and catch up with one another.

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