Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Today is National Punch Day! I'm gonna be honest with you, I'm not quite sure whether or not we're talking fruity concoctions or mean interactions here. From what I've researched, it looks like the day is leaning towards being about the drink, but I won't hold it against you if you go around punching people. They might, and the state officials might, but I won't hold a grudge.
As it turns out, "Punch" comes from the Hindustani word "Pench", which means 'five'. And since the punch was made with five ingredients, they called it after how many ingredients are in it. I'm really glad we don't do that with everything, or our restaurant menus would be a lot less fun to read.
However, I can't say all that without also pointing out that a fist is made of five fingers, so physically punching wouldn't technically be a wrong way to celebrate. ... Just sayin'
Thanks for reading!