Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)
20 Aug 95 20:29:02 GMT

In article <>, (Robert Roosen) writes:
> This reminds me that in school I was taught that AM means "after
> midnight" and PM means "past midday". Not an unreasonable
> simplification for seven year olds. We would have had a heck of a
> time understanding "ante meridian" and "post meridian" :-)

And you didn't have any trouble remembering whether it was "after midnight"
or "after midday"? If you didn't, it must have been because you already
knew that AM meant in the morning. And in that case you had no need of any
explanation, least of all a fictitious one.

Teachers do some funny things.

Ciar€n € Duibh€n.

(And, by the way, you still haven't got the correct explanation :-))