Is Saturday the loneliest day of the week?

These are the frequencies of days of the week in a corpus of 2 million words of transcribed speech and a corpus of 2 million words of written journalism and general non-fiction.

Spoken Speech Order Written Writing Order
Sunday 43512752
Monday3194184 4
Tuesday 16071486
Wednesday 243 51565
Thursday 1806 1227
Friday3802196 3
Saturday 34632851

It seems that we talk about days of the week more than we write about them, and that we are more interested in the weekend than in weekdays, with Saturday, Sunday and Friday filling the top three places both in speech and in writing. It is interesting that Friday overtakes Saturday in speech but is a long way behind in writing. Monday takes fourth place, Wednesday fifth, while Tuesday and Thursday are the least mentioned. While there are only trivial differences in the frequencies of the weekdays in written English, when it comes to speech Monday is almost twice as often mentioned as Tuesday.

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John Higgins, Stirling, March 1998.