Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

susan cassidy (susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM)
Mon, 14 Aug 1995 17:00:48 GMT

In article <DDB68B.3B3@lcpd2.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM> susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM (susan cassidy) writes:
>In article <> (Helge Moulding) writes:
>>Clayton Conway wrote,
>>: : calendar be changed to 12 months of either 28 or 35 days each (each
>>: : quarter would have a 28-day, then 35-day, then 28-day month). New
>>: That's the best suggestion I've seen that has a hope of any
>>: chance at all, But Friday the 13th wouldn't go at all.
>>Why, where in the world are you from that a week starts with a Sunday?
>>Only the most clueless start the week on any day other than Monday.
>>Which means the thirteenth of each month is never Friday.
>> Helge Moulding
>For whatever reason, calendars in the United States typically start the
>week with Sunday. I believe that in France and probably at least some
>other European countries that days of the week usually start with
>Monday. It is simply a local convention, apparently, not a universal
>truth or anything.
>Susan Cassidy

Ignore my reply above. I imagine Helge was joking, but I just wasn't
awake enough to realize it when I read it. Sorry.

Susan Cassidy