The joys of May the 4th

May the 4th be with you. Image source: Something from Chelsea, Michigan

Image source: Something Chelsea, Michigan

I like May in Australia because it’s autumn so the weather is cool but not freezing yet; three of my favourite people have their birthdays this month; and IT’S STAR WARS MONTH.

But I feel like this post should be more than just “May the 4th be with you”. Because depending on where you live, you may not be reading this on May the 4th anyway.

So as the resident Grammar Lover, it is my happy duty to add some educational information to today’s post.

May is the second month of the year with a secret double life.

May is a modial verb (e.g. ‘may be’, ‘may go’, like ‘might be’ or ‘might go’) as well as the proper noun naming the fifth month, and the proper noun name for many women.

I like the idea of words having a secret life of their own… By day, mild-mannered Miss May works as a secretary in a law office, but by night, she draws her cloak about her and becomes the passionate and formidable Mistress May, ruler of the secret society of cats who fight crime.

66 May - lolcat_cape from icanhascheezburger

Hope you enjoy the month, folks. 🙂

(And if you’re in Brissie like me, find somewhere high and dry during these crazy floods!)

Australian autumn in Penny Hill Vineyard, McLaren Vale.  Image source: Getty Images via The Australian

Australian autumn in Penny Hill Vineyard, McLaren Vale.
Image source: Getty Images via The Australian

This post was written by TJ Withers-Ryan © 2015. Reblogging is always highly encouraged as long as you credit me as the author.

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