175  Black Friday (Green Friday) & Cyber Monday (Black Monday)   posted: 051203  in Japanese 

Brick-and-mortar stores have Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), while online stores have Cyber Monday (the first Monday after Thanksgiving). Cyber Monday for online stores corresponds to Black Friday for ordinary stores.

Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday is also called “
Black Monday”.
4213 131202  Cyber Monday: It's The Most Wonderful Tax Evasion Day Of The Year!  (Forbes, Kelly Phillips Erb, 12/02/2013)
Cyber Monday Deals
Cyber Monday Funny - Bing Images
After Black Friday, Cyber Monday
  (MultiChannelMerchant, MCM staff, 11/22/2005)
Cyber Monday - Wikipedia

For Black Friday, see
Letter: 13 | 144

Note: We have been thinking “Black Friday doesn’t sound good. “  Indeed, day before Thanksgiving, I heard on a radio talk show that two hostesses were saying statements similar to ours. On another radio talk show, the listeners were saying that Black Friday could be renamed by “Red Friday” “Blue Friday”, “Broke Friday”, “Black & Blue Friday”, etc.  At the end, the show proposed that Black & Blue Friday would be the best.  Interesting, isn’t it?

Q from Japanese A:  Re: Black & Blue Friday, I've just found that there is the expression, black-and-blue (bruises).  Do you think that the radio show hostesses think of this meaning besides "black in ink" on the side of retailers and "blue moods" on the consumer side?   

A from American C: Yes, black-and-blue is used so often to refer to bruises that I would guess the hostesses probably had this in mind.

Black Friday is known as Green Friday.

Japanese A: "Have you guys heard 'Green Friday?'  What is the meaning of 'Green' for 'Green Friday?' "

American C: “Green Friday would probably be referring to "money" Friday. I have never heard of green Friday but I know green is often referred to as money (green being the color of money). It is somewhat common if someone is asked to do something they might say "Show me (or give me) some green", meaning "Give me enough money and I will do it".

Green Friday actually makes more sense to me than Black and Blue Friday or even just Black Friday.” 

Japanese A: “Your guess sounds right.  Then, we could use 'Green Monday' instead of 'Cyber Monday', couldn't we?"

For “Green Stuff”, see
Quiz 12

Green Friday (Note: This site describes Black Friday in a way different from ours. Their description makes sense, too.) <
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MikeRubino/006008.html >

11950 161129  Cyber Monday breaks online sales record  USA TODAY
Black Friday Could Dethrone Cyber Monday as Online's Biggest Shopping Day | Fox Business
Economist says online shopping Cyber Monday trends steal Black Friday shopping shine - YouTube
Cyber Monday  |  Black Friday

11940 161127  Online Black Friday Sales Gain on Cyber Monday - WSJ
Cyber Monday  |  Black Friday

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