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Do you know what Groundhog Day means?

16 replies

HellInAHandCartThatsWhat · 28/06/2019 09:06

Surprised on another thread that people don’t.....

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HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone · 28/06/2019 09:07

Yes I thought it was a pretty common phrase and I would be surprised if someone didn't understand what I as referring to if I used it.

Judashascomeintosomemoney · 28/06/2019 09:09

Yes. Only a couple of days ago I lamented, Jesus Christ, my life is like Groundhog Day!, whilst picking up wet towels from DDs bathroom floor for the millionth time. Sad

RoseAndRose · 28/06/2019 09:11

It's Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

And the day on which small furry critters may or may not emerge and may or may not stay out.

Judashascomeintosomemoney · 28/06/2019 09:11

And I was just reading that other thread. Ground Hog Day definitely more interesting than the programme being discussed Grin

NaomifromMilkshake · 28/06/2019 09:14


ScreamingValenta · 28/06/2019 09:15

Yes. I learned its original meaning as a child from my father's collection of MAD magazines (i.e. the day in the US that determines how soon spring will come by virtue of the emerging animal) and then its more modern meaning (same day repeated) from the 1990s film.

SoyDora · 28/06/2019 09:15

Yes of course

BarbaraofSevillle · 28/06/2019 09:36

I do if the film of the same name was a reasonable depiction of what Groundhog Day is, ie the same thing happening over and over again.

Like when you might ask a teenager not to leave their shoes in the middle of the living room floor and the next day, there they are again?

BarbaraofSevillle · 28/06/2019 09:37

And the thing about Punxiwhatsit Phil looking at his shadow and whether it will be winter for a bit longer or if spring is about to start.

NaomifromMilkshake · 28/06/2019 10:07


EmilyThornby · 28/06/2019 10:09

Only from the film and was vaguely surprised when I learned it actually was a ”thing” Grin

katewhinesalot · 28/06/2019 10:11

I've only recently learnt the spring connection on a quiz show. Haven't seen the film so didn't know the repetitive connotation.

NaomifromMilkshake · 28/06/2019 10:12

Ok I was trying to be funny , but I failed to do multiple posts of Yes....Grin

NaomifromMilkshake · 28/06/2019 10:13

Damn you BT broadband...

HellInAHandCartThatsWhat · 28/06/2019 23:03

The thread Was about gentleman jack. TBF I’m not sure I’d heard of the real Groundhog Day till the film...or maybe I hadn’t heard of th3 phrase at all till then. I’m too old to remember.

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KatherineJaneway · 28/06/2019 23:08

Yes. Thought most people did.

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