Lost Zebra Day

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To have a "lost zebra" day is to have such a bad day that you just want to curl up and cry until it's over.

The term was inspired by a scene in the 2001 fanfic With Six You Get Eggroll by Speranza and is used by some due South fans on Livejournal. In the story, Ray Kowalski and Benton Fraser's three-year-old adopted son is crying inconsolably until Ray figures out that he lost his toy zebra. Ray says sympathetically, "That is such a hard day.... I've had days like that.... You lose your zebra and your pictures suck, and all you wanna do is cross that day out."[1]

At Con.txt in 2006, a number of people in the Due South/C6D fandoms were given gift bags that were a survival kit for that kind of day, containing zebra finger puppets and juice boxes.


  1. Speranza. With Six You Get Eggroll. (Accessed 17 March 2013)