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

Cindy Kandolf (
14 Oct 1995 13:46:15 GMT

In article <45nd41$> (Brian
P. Mann) writes:
> In article <>,
> (Cindy Kandolf) wrote:
> >In article <45jjn6$>
> > (Gilbert Aubin) writes:
> >> Actually,both versions are in use. In some European languages names of
> >> the days are notderived from names of planets,as they are mostly in
> >> English (Monday - Moon-day, Sunday obvious, Saturday - Saturn- day etc)
> >
> >Three out of seven doesn't count as "mostly". The other four days of
> >the week in English are named after Teutonic gods.
> >
> Hold 0n, people- stop- think for a minute- where did the names of the planets
> come from?- OK, carry on.

Erm, from the ROMAN gods. RO-MAN. Note the difference. In Teutonic
mythology the gods were not associated with planets.

-Cindy Kandolf, certified language mechanic, mamma flodnak Trondheim, Norway
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