Blah, Blah, Blah Day / National Crawfish Day

Blah, Blah, Blah Day

April 17

According to the Days of the Year website, the phrase Blah Blah Blah came from ancient Greece, but the term was “bar bar bar.” The first phrase was taken from the sounds heard from barbarians, implying that the words beings spoken were “meaningless noises.” Those sounds have evolved to phrases such as “yada, yada, yada” and “blab, blab, blab” and is often associated with listening to repetitious conversations or nagging. Blah Blah Blah Day can be celebrated as a “time out” from doing things which someone is hounding you about, or a vise versa approach of getting chores finished that you have been putting off.

National Crawfish Day

April 17

For those who love anything to do with crawfish, this day is for you. Crawfish are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters. They are also known as crawfish, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, or mudbugs. Crawfish have 8 pairs of legs, 4 pairs are used for swimming and 4 pairs are used for walking. It takes approximately 4 years before a crawfish reaches adult size and they can live for up to 30 years. It swims backwards but walks forward. Crawfish can regenerate lost limbs.  Louisiana leads the nation in the production of domestic crawfish.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Jennifer Garner – Actress – 47 – born in Houston, Texas

J.P. Morgan – Financier & Banker – passed at age 75  – born in Hartford, Connecticut


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