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fountain day

noun; analogy; compounding
The day in which a Jonesian is thrown into the Fairy Fountain (on their birthday).
 
Analogous to “birthday,” though with the added threat of “You’re going to be thrown in the fountain!”
Etymology : “Fountain” is from Old French “fontaine,” from the Latin “fontana” which is the noun form of the Latin adjective “fontanus” meaning “of the spring.” “Day” is analogous to “birthday,” which is a compound of “birth” and “day,” from Old English “byrddæg.” “Birth” is from the Scandanavian “*byrðr,” from Proto-Germanic “*gaburthis,”from PIE “*bhrto.” “Day” is from Old English “dæg,” from Proto-Germanic “*dagaz,” from PIE “*dhegh-.”
Source : Posted on Facebook, 10/10/2012. "Happy fountain day!"
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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