"Shunday” is a drinking slang name for a day of the week. “Shunday” is a day when drinks are shunned. The term “Shunday” was listed as a day of an alcoholic’s week in 1968 newspapers.
Other slang names for days of the week include Sober Sunday, Margarita Monday, Messed-up Monday, Mojito Monday, Moonshine Monday, Boozeday Tuesday, Tanked Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tequila Tuesday, Tipsy Tuesday, Trashed Tuesday, Twisted Tuesday, Wasted Wednesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Wine Wednesday, Winesday Wednesday, Thirsday, Thirstday, Thirsty Thursday, Fucked-up Friday, Shit-faced Saturday, Sloppy Saturday, Sloshed Saturday and Smashed Saturday.
13 March 1968, Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen, “A Chat With Pat,” pg. 9A, col. 8:
THIS IS AN Alcoholic’s week: Rumday, Boozeday, Winesday, Thirstday, Ryeday, and Shatterday. He makes no observance of Shunday.
26 April 1968, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “Highway Deaths Increase” by Clayton Rand, sec. 3, pg. 4, col. 5:
Frank Filley suggests for alcoholics’ week: Rumday, Boozeday, Winesday, Thirstday, Ryeday, Shatterday, and Shunday.
21 January 1973, Big Spring (TX) Herald, “Around the Rim” by Walt Finley, pg. 12, col. 7:
My drinking cousin, Bobby Harris, sent me “The Alcoholics Week.”
RUMDAY, BOOZEDAY, Winesday, Thirstday, Ryeday, Shatterday and, of course, Shunday.
The Origins of English Words:
A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots
By Joseph Twadell Shipley
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Joyce did not find the week “restful”; in Finnegans Wake he lists “all moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday"— sparing the shunday to shine!
By Martin Amis
New York, NY: Vintage Books
There were seven to chose from (all different now, all sad days, since the dog): Shunday, Moanday, Tearsday, Woundsday, Thirstday, Fireday, Shatterday.
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Without sex our week would be MOURNDAY TEARSDAY WASTEDAY THIRSTDAY FIGHTDAY SHATTERDAY & SHUNDAY Remember 7 days without SEX makes one WEAK.