Although relatively young in the pantheon of official American observances, Father’s Day has been long maligned as a “made-up” holiday. Well … it is, and aren’t they all? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I think we can safely allow the third Sunday of June to be dedicated solely to honoring fathers without missing out on honoring everything and everyone else that needs an accolade. After all, the rest of this week will see World Music Day (21st), Onion Rings Day (22nd), Public Service Day (23rd), Pralines Day (24th), Strawberry Parfait Day (25th), and Canoe Day (26th).
To borrow and skewer a phrase from another
ridiculously disputed holiday: it’s okay to say Happy Father’s Day. Even using Georgian slang and portraiture.
Father. Old daddy; a familiar address to an old man.
This week’s timely slang found in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.