day of the week

Saturday is the day of the week following Friday and preceding Sunday.  Saturday is the seventh and therefore last day of the week according to many commonly used calendars, and it is the second-to-last (sixth) day of the week according to ISO 8601.  The Romans named Saturday Sāturni diēs ("Saturn's Day") no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens.  The day's name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag (Modern Dutch zaterdag) and Old English Sætern(es)dæġ and Sæterdæġ.  However, the name was selected as a calque of the god Saturn, after whom the planet was named.  The day was also referred to as "Sæternes dæġe" in an Old English translation of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People.  In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen ("sun" + "eve" cf. dialectal German Sonnabend).

Saturday's child works hard for a living
You just bought yourself another Saturday.
~ Vice Principal Richard Vernon in
Hughes's The Breakfast Club
…and Saturday and Sunday, Schopenhauer and Sartre.
~ Montag in
Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451
adapted from Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Yeeeeaaaahh, I'm gonna need you to come in on Saturday…
~ Tagline to
Judge's Office Space
Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody; I have some money 'cause I just got paid
It's Saturday morning, and who's gonna play with me?  Six in the morning, baby; I got a long, long day ahead of me
Saturday wait
So I'm in love with Saturday's child

Quotes edit

Quotes from films edit

  • John Bender:  Eat my shorts.
    Vice Principal Richard Vernon:  What was that?
    John:  Eat—my—shorts.
    Vernon:  You just bought yourself another Saturday.
    John:  Ooh, I'm crushed.
    Vernon:  You just bought one more.
    John:  Well, I'm free the Saturday after that.  Beyond that, I'm going to have to check my calendar.
    Vernon':  Good, 'cause it's going to be filled!  We'll keep going.  You want another one?  Just say the word say it.  Instead of going to prison, you'll come here.  Are you through?
    John:  No.
    Vernon:  I'm doing society a favour.
    John:  So?
    Vernon:  That's another one right now!  I've got you for the rest of your natural born life if you don't watch your step.  You want another one?
    John:  Yes.
    Vernon:  You got it!  You got another one right there!  That's another one, pal!
    Claire Standish:  Cut it out!
    Vernon:  You through?
    John:  Not even close, bud!
    Vernon:  Good!  You got one more right there!
    John:  You really think I give a shit?
    Vernon:  Another!  You through?
    John:  How many is that?
    Brian Ralph Johnson:  That's seven including when we first came in and you asked Mr. Vernon whether Barry Manilow knew that he raided his closet.
    Vernon:  Now it's eight.  You stay out of this.
    Brian:  Excuse me, sir, it's seven.
    Vernon:  Shut up, peewee!  You're mine, Bender…for two months, I gotcha!  I gotcha!
    John:  What can I say?  I'm thrilled!
  • What is this?  A nuclear Saturday or something?  Come on, guys.  This is our last weekend together.  Our last Goonie weekend.  We gotta be going out in style.

Lyrics edit

  • Saturday's child works hard for a living
    • "Monday's Child," first recorded in A. E. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire vol. II (1838), pp. 287–288).
  • It's Saturday morning
    And who's gonna play with me?
    Six in the morning, baby
    I got a long, long day ahead of me
  • It's saturday morning
    And this ain't the place for me
    I'm giving you warning, baby
    We got a whole, big, fat world to see
  • I was crying on a Saturday night
    • Misfits, "Saturday Night," Famous Monsters (5 October 1999), tr. 8.
  • I wanna take all the Saturdays
    I wanna stay up late
    I wanna stomp my feet on the ground
    I wanna celebrate

    A month of Saturdays, Saturdays
    A month of Saturday, Saturdays, ah

    • R.E.M., "A Month of Saturdays," Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011 (11 November 2011), disc 2, tr. 17.
  • She's a Saturday night special (Saturday night)
    A two two caliber bore
    She's a Saturday night special (Saturday night)
    You caught me dreamin' before
    She's a Saturday night special (Saturday night)
    I'm young and easily bored
    She's a Saturday night special (Saturday night)
    And you know I'm kinda special and you know that you'll be back for more

See also edit

External links edit

  •   Encyclopedic article on Saturday on Wikipedia
  •   The dictionary definition of Saturday on Wiktionary
  •   Media related to Saturday on Wikimedia Commons
Days of the week
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