Now Fridays were too bloody to go out and work—car bombs, road blocks, kidnappings.
According to the Fridays host and the waiters I spoke to, the promotion has been a success.
Shaum cites the institution of Casual Fridays as an impetus for the change.
Fridays, of course, hold the promise of the weekend but also, being far enough away from pre-Monday melancholy, feel freer.
Indeed, chains like TGI Fridays have lost about seven million visitors since 2009.
A lady who lives in France was staying with us this summer, and she said they always have it like that on Fridays.
I shall expect you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at eleven o'clock.
Jeanne never spins or sews on Thursdays or Fridays, lest she make the Virgin weep.
Don't you know yet that abody don't weed a garden on Fridays?
"None go through the canyon after dark on Fridays," purred Martin.
Old English frigedæg "Frigga's day," from Frige, genitive of Frig (see Frigg), Germanic goddess of married love, a West Germanic translation of Latin dies Veneris "day of (the planet) Venus," which itself translated Greek Aphrodites hemera.
Cf. Old Norse frijadagr, Old Frisian frigendei, Middle Dutch vridach, Dutch vrijdag, German Freitag "Friday," and the Latin-derived cognates Old French vendresdi, French vendredi, Spanish viernes.
In the Germanic pantheon, Freya (q.v.) corresponds more closely in character to Venus than Frigg does, and some early Icelandic writers used Freyjudagr for "Friday."
Black Friday as the name for the busy shopping day after U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is said to date from 1960s and perhaps was coined by those who had the job of controlling the crowds, not by the merchants; earlier it was used principally of days when financial markets crashed.