Dreadful, Hostile Friday

I have always been skeptical of the "taking businesses from red to black ink" explanation for the term Black Friday, since the phrase as it's used any other time holds a derogatory connotation.

Turns out I was right in that said explanation is a PR spin on what is, and should be, a derisive reference for a horrible, horrible day.

Ben Zimmer and Kevin Drum will explain.

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