MICAWBER DAY 2022

By: HILOBROW
January 18, 2022

Peter Capaldi as Mr. Micawber in The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

Introduced to the world in 1850 via Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, the idler character Wilkins Micawber is known for his oft-repeated credo, “Something will turn up.” Since then, the adjective “Micawberish” has come to mean living in optimistic expectation of better fortune, without lifting a finger to make it come any sooner.

On Micawber Day, a holiday that we initiated back in 2013 — George Cukor’s film adaptation of David Copperfield, in which W.C. Fields brilliantly portrays Micawber, was released on January 18, 1935 — we urge HILOBROW readers to keep telling themselves that…

SOMETHING WILL TURN UP!

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