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

Roger Musson (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 09:34:52

In article <DDB68B.3B3@lcpd2.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM> susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM (susan cassidy) writes:
>From: susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM (susan cassidy)
>Subject: Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)
>Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 16:09:47 GMT

>>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

Sunday is the first day of the week in Judaeo-Christian cultures, since
Saturday was the seventh day of creation, and thus the Jewish Sabbath.
But since the Christians moved the Sabbath to Sunday, Monday has become the
first day of the WORKING week.

So both sides are right, and all shall have prizes.

Roger Musson
British Geological Survey