Happy! – Feb 28 (Pancake Day)
Subject: Happy! – Feb 28 (Pancake Day)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 08:25 AM
Happy Pancake Day!
The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is 2/28 in 2006.
That is, Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
Lloyd believes this song is most likely describing one of the very rough games traditionally played on Shrove Tuesday between lads in rival English villages. He says, "It is no ordinary game when players are lightheartedly stabbed with penknives"
Shrive vb, shrived or shrove; shriv.en or shrived; shriv.ing [ME, fr. OE scrifan to shrive, prescribe (akin to OHG scriban to write), fr. L scribere to write] vt (bef. 12c). 1: to administer the sacrament of reconciliation to. 2: to free from guilt; ~archaic: confess one's sins esp. to a priest.
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