a new Cyber Monday

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 22 15:51:55 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:56 AM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com> wrote:

> I received this morning a new application of the term _Cyber Monday_.
> Traditionally, I believe, the term was applied to the Monday following the
> Thanksgiving weekend.  In the advertisement received this morning it applies
> to this morning, perhaps chosen because it is the last Monday in July.
> Other Mondays designated as "Cyber Monday" would be helpful in pinning down
> the margins of the usage.

The same is happening with the term "Black Friday," once associated
with Thanksgiving and which now seems to be applied to any ol' big
sale on a Friday in the summer (and other times not Thanksgiving
perhaps).  For example,


-- Bonnie

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