October has arrived, and with it the constant October-based puns. The best of these, of course, is “Rocktober”, which is all but taken for granted at this point. Recently I came across an incidence of questionable gun-jumping in the term “Rocktember”, in an ad for a sale taking place in September. I remarked on this to Jared, which lead to a conversation about the possibility of Rockember and Rockcember, which are reasonable, and the less desirable results that occur at the turn of the new year. Rockuary is still comprehensible, at least, but Rockruary is difficult to pronounce. Rarch is just stupid; April does not translate except perhaps as Rapril which doesn’t sound like it has much to do with rocking at all. Things progress poorly throughout the late spring and summer with the pointless Ray, Rune, and Ruly but take a bright turn in Rockgust, which is actually quite decent!
My own Rocktober is off to a good start; the ceremonial purchasing of the novelty Halloween socks (Socktoberfest) took place earlier today!