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Other's Day

Celebrating the excluded and marginalised
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How about having a public holiday named Other's Day? On this day, we remember the marginalised, oppressed, and those who have been excluded from mainstream cultural discourse for any reason.
acb, May 09 2002

Day of the Unpartnered http://www.halfbake...20the_20Unpartnered
[phoenix, May 09 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Christmas Day http://www.halfbake...dea/Christmas_20Day
There's no apostrophe, so it's not possessive. Must be plural. [beauxeault, May 09 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       In the [twisted] words of Charles M. Schulz: "Every day is other's day."
bristolz, May 09 2002
  

       <pedant>
others'
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yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       How would we remember them, by going to the beach and having a barbecue? By lazing around in the garden? by taking the kids to waterworld?
"Oh yeah, the oppressed, I remember them, now lets party"
IvanIdea, May 09 2002
  

       We'd all become oppressed and excluded from mainstream culture for one day, temporarily making theirs the mainstream culture.
waugsqueke, May 09 2002
  

       I'm pretty sure that each and every one of the marinalised, oppressed etc have their own public holiday, although I'm not so sure about the mainstream cultural discourse bit... Some of those we exclude don't *deserve* to be remembered.
yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       Ah, but is "other" in the plural form here?
bristolz, May 09 2002
  

       I suppose it could be for just one arbitrary marginalised, oppressed soul - but who would pick him?   

       Perhaps we should begin nominations?
yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       every flipping day is something or other. I think today was : be kind to your haemorrhoids - day ; and pretty sure its shrimps in jelly for fishermen - week ; not to mention keep a frog safe on the roads - month.
po, May 09 2002
  

       But the day belongs to each and every one of these people. Mother's Day is, in fact, *my* day, no?   

       (oh and notice the apostrophe use on Mother's Day)
bristolz, May 09 2002
  

       I would think for Mother's/mothers' day, either spelling would be apropriate, depending on whether or not you were talking about mothers in general, or your own Mother.   

       Maybe if everyone had to choose their own "other.." a sort of help out your fellow man day. Then it could be other's day.   

       I quite like that.
yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       It's "Mother's" Day, based on the premise that most people have only one mother.
waugsqueke, May 09 2002
  

       Its Other's Day to Mr Other
po, May 09 2002
  

       Po, everyday is "be kind to your haemorrhoids day." You do not want to make them angry. <wince>
calum, May 09 2002
  

       Interesting . . . It's "Grandparents Day" to Hallmark. No possessive at all.
bristolz, May 09 2002
  

       So is "Christmas Day" plural too? (link)
beauxeault, May 09 2002
  

       It is, of course, neither plural or posessive -- just a word that happens to end in "s". (IIRC, Christmas = Christ mass = the annual holy mass celebrating the birth of Christ.)
mwburden, May 09 2002
  

       Hi, mw. You are, of course, right. Imagine I knew that and reread the annotation and associated link and see if it strikes you differently now.
beauxeault, May 09 2002
  

       Seein as we have 10 more years of the 'nothers before we hit the two thousand teens, a high and holy Day of the Other seems appropriate.   

       Bout time the party got started, too!
reensure, May 10 2002
  

       [beaux] Was the work "link" there after your anno when I posted my anno? If so, I must have been having an out-of-brain experience...
mwburden, May 10 2002
  

       mw, no, your brain is fine. Mine's the one having a problem. Since I conceived my silly little pun I've been continually rearranging it to make it more immediately recognisable as a witticism without destroying it by saying too much about it (which I've just done in this annotation). I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to render it humorous, if it ever was to begin with.
beauxeault, May 10 2002
  
      
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