Wednesday is the day of the week following Tuesday and before Thursday. According to international standard ISO 8601 adopted in most western countries it is the third day of the week. In countries that use the Sunday-first convention Wednesday is defined as the fourth day of the week. It is the fourth day of the week in the Judeo-Christian calendar as well, and was defined so in the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical calendars. The name is derived from Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, "day of Woden", ultimately a calque of dies Mercurii "day of Mercury". Wednesday is in the middle of the common Western five-day workweek that starts on Monday and finishes on Friday.
- It's fine work. Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan.
- Guy Montag to Clarisse McClellan in "The Hearth and the Salamander," Pt. 1 of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), p. 6.
- In the 1966 François Truffaut film based on the book, Montag (Oskar Werner)'s line is:
- It's possible that he's in the land of perpetual Wednesday, or the crazy melty land, or, you know, the world without shrimp.
- Wednesday's child is full of woe
- "Monday's Child," first recorded in A. E. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire vol. II (1838), pp. 287–288).
- Wednesday, we had stormy weather
- Aretha Franklin, "Good News," So Damn Happy (September 2003), tr. 10.
- Wednesday, she's looking for a friend
She'll get what she wants
Can't seem to get enough
- Monday's gone
Thursday's all but wasted now
- Tuesday's grey and Wednesday, too
- Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart
- Tuesday, Wednesday, heart attack
- Tuesday, Wednesday, stay in bed
- Wednesday just don't go
Thursday goes too slow
I've got Friday on my mind