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National Inane Answering Message Day

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

National Inane Answering Message Day

When : Always January 30th

Many people look at the title of this day and think ....huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read "National Insane Answering Message Day". However, it actually and truly is "National Inane Answering Message Day".

First lets clarify the meaning of an "inane" answering message. We all get them on our answering machines. An inane message is a senseless or meaningless message, or a prank call. Or, it could be an insane message.

So, National Inane Answering Message Day is a day to end those numerous, annoying inane answering machine messages. Trouble do you do that? In todays, world, caller Id is a great tool to accomplish this goal.

Origin of National Inane Answering Message Day:
Did you know? This is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress.

This Day in History January 30
Tet New Year offensive launched by Viet Cong guerillas in Vietnam. (1968)
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    I used to have a casseette tape that had all kinds of answering machine messages, from "Parties" in the background, to "leave 2 messages and I might call you back in the morning" and everything in between. It was great and I loved switching the messages around. People where always asking about the different ones. (P.S. my fav was the one about the "twilight Phone" I guess most of my outgoing messages were truly "inane"
    1360 days ago
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    1361 days ago
    1361 days ago
    Thanks for the information!
    1361 days ago
    This Day in History January 30
    Tet New Year offensive launched by Viet Cong guerillas in Vietnam. (1968)

    Certainly remember those news broadcasts. In the 90's I read an interview with someone who owned a Vietnamese nightclub in Southern CA.. One of his comments was "do you realize that 25 years ago we were trying to kill their parents?" Probably not applicable to the South Vietnamese that came to the United States. But made me stop and think how time changes things.
    1361 days ago
    I hang up on them!!!
    1361 days ago
    My daughter put some insane annoying answering machine messages on her machine!
    1362 days ago
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