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

Domenico Lalli (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 13:23:20 GMT

susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM (susan cassidy) wrote:

>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