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« on: September 03, 2020, 03:30:24 pm »

Her: I wish September, October, November and December were the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th month.  Who ever messed up the calendar should be stabbed...

Me: Good news...
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 06:02:24 am »

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 01:07:20 pm »

I like that September, October, November, December are the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th months.  It is like there are fossils imbedded into our current calendar from a different time, when a different (10 month?) Calendar was used.  The Calendar was at that time nowhere near the 364 1/4 days, and was totally off of the seasons.  Similar thing with the days of the week.  Odin is still there, and so is Saturn, people don't reallze the are invoking the old gods when they make their doctor's appointments.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 11:56:58 pm »

The Roman calendar year began in March. If you count the months from March as number 1, then the names and numbers match up.

The original Roman calendar did indeed appear to have just 10 months, March through to December. Wintertime didn't get the honour of being partitioned into months. I guess the theory was that if it's too cold outside to go out and look at what phase the Moon was at, and you can't reliably see the Moon anyway because it's too cloudy, then there's no point in calculating "months".
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 09:30:14 am »

... and when January and February were added they were initially at the end of year, until Caesar came along and messed things up.

BTW, it seems the product Febreze has the same semantic roots as February !

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2020, 07:02:22 pm »

You all took that joke WAY too seriously
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 08:09:17 am »

Good joke though .. just retold it to the wife this morning!
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 10:46:19 am »

Hi Congius,

I thought Febreze was derived from a certain bodily function that I repeatedly perform after I eat a lot of beans. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2020, 11:55:44 am »

Umm... you must be eating  different beans than I do !  Grin
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