Star Wars Day

Today, May the Fourth. Yes: May the Fourth be with you. Groan.

The original, by Yoda intoned:


From Wikipedia:

The Force is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the Star Wars fictional universe. It is wielded by characters in the franchise’s films and in many of its spin-off books, games, and comics. In the story, the Jedi utilize the “light side” of the Force, while the Sith exploit what is known as the “dark side”. The Force has been compared to aspects of several world religions, and the iconic phrase “May the Force be with you” has become part of the popular culture vernacular.

Earlier on this blog, on 2/4/14, “Today’s linguistic pun”: Metaphors be with you.

And then, another version of the pun, involving only force / fourth (and not also may the modal / May the month):


(The musical interval the fourth.)

And, from Brian Kane on Facebook, this Latin version of the joke:

Maias dies quartus vobiscum sit.

(to which Chris Ambidge replied, in his Anglican way: And with thy spirit.)

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