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

Ryan Cragg (
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 00:18:19 GMT (Doug Weller) wrote:

>In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950814112401.3551E-100000@cms1>,
> (Anthony Potts) wrote:

>> On Fri, 11 Aug 1995, Helge Moulding wrote:
>> > 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
>> >
>> I am in England, here the week is taken as starting on a Sunday. When
>> them chaps went westwards to the new world, they also used this idea. Are

>This is getting silly. I am in England, here the week starts on
>Monday -- at least according to the calendars I have and the way people
>talk. (Any chance this is a religious thing and the devout Christians
>among us see Sunday as the first day for religious reasons?)
>And then of course, there's the 'weekend' -- Sat and Sun.

The first day of the "Work Week" may be Monday (for most people at
least), but the actual first day of the week is Sunday (at least
according to every calendar I've ever owned).

Ryan Cragg <>
British Columbia, Canada