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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    If you want to know:
    Ah, I suppose that I'd rather base it on the working week, rather than the religious week. I love how scholars and people 'forget' things when adapting Jewish text :p:

    S'interesting though, cheers.

    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    Not true, next month there will be 5x Mon-Wed and 4x Thu-Sun.
    Unless it's a leap year, Feb will always have 4 of each day.
    To be awful (:p:) there technically will still be four Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - it just so happens that there are five in the month overall. But there are still going to be four.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Weeks begin on Monday. Being as I'm atheist, I couldn't give a **** what the bible or any other religious text says.
    I'm an atheist too. But you can't deny the amount of influence that religions have had in shaping our society. Our entire calendar is based around religion. If you'd actually read my post as opposed to a knee-jerk reaction when the bible is mentioned you'd have seen that the whole reason the weekend has two days is due to religion.

    Your own personal beliefs have nothing to do with what day begins the week.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    Not true, next month there will be 5x Mon-Wed and 4x Thu-Sun.

    Unless it's a leap year, Feb will always have 4 of each day.
    Every month still has four of each day.
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    (Original post by Doodahdoo)
    Ah, I suppose that I'd rather base it on the working week, rather than the religious week. I love how scholars and people 'forget' things when adapting Jewish text :p:

    S'interesting though, cheers.
    I used to think that weeks began on monday as well, but at my university everything goes from sunday-sunday and I was curious as to why, hence why I know. :p:
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    (Original post by common_person)
    Every month still has four of each day.
    I think the implication of the OP's image was that there are exactly four :p:
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    I'm an atheist too. But you can't deny the amount of influence that religions have had in shaping our society. Our entire calendar is based around religion. If you'd actually read my post as opposed to a knee-jerk reaction when the bible is mentioned you'd have seen that the whole reason the weekend has two days is due to religion.

    Your own personal beliefs have nothing to do with what day begins the week.
    I did read it. I still don't care. Since I can remember, the week has begun on a Monday for me, my family, and everyone around me.
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    (Original post by Gemma :)!)
    Feb has exactly 4 weeks, 28 days, so this happens every year,
    BUT, it started on a monday this year, so it's four exact weeks
    It's actually every four years. I kind of feel sorry for people who have born on 29th February... I wonder what they do when this happens, celebrate their birthday in March?
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    No. Weeks begin on a Sunday.
    I was going to correct it, but you got there first :p:

    My mum told me it started on a Sunday when I was little, I remember having an argument with my Primary School teacher because she said the week started on a Monday :p:
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    If you'd actually read my post as opposed to a knee-jerk reaction when the bible is mentioned you'd have seen that the whole reason the weekend has two days is due to religion.
    I'm not 100% on that - at least, religion has played a part in the formation of the weekend, but I think not in the way you were implying.
    I'm trying to remember what it was that I'd read now, I know it was something and google is being wholly unhelpful - I think that basically, weekends in the US developed as a result of the combination of both Jewish and Christian faiths, but it was around the time of the industrial revolution within the UK that started the weekend idea (although it didn't come into fruition for ages afterwards); in the same way as the development of the welfare state, and limits on working hours, I think that it was thought that by allowing people to take two days off, productivity would increase. Henry Ford was I think the first person to actually shut up shop for both days of the weekend, or at least was the first person important enough for it to actually matter, and I think I remember hearing that that was to do with, again, productivity.

    As I say, I'm not 100% sure on that and I can't really remember where I read it, but argh.
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    It's actually every four years. I kind of feel sorry for people who have born on 29th February... I wonder what they do when this happens, celebrate their birthday in March?
    I know someone who's born on the 29th.

    Don't think he celebrates birthdays though
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    (Original post by common_person)
    Every month still has four of each day.
    This can't be true, otherwise how can we have 31 days in one month. For an example, March 2010 will have 5 Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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    (Original post by Doodahdoo)
    I'm not 100% on that - at least, religion has played a part in the formation of the weekend, but I think not in the way you were implying.
    I'm trying to remember what it was that I'd read now, I know it was something and google is being wholly unhelpful - I think that basically, weekends in the US developed as a result of the combination of both Jewish and Christian faiths, but it was around the time of the industrial revolution within the UK that started the weekend idea (although it didn't come into fruition for ages afterwards); in the same way as the development of the welfare state, and limits on working hours, I think that it was thought that by allowing people to take two days off, productivity would increase. Henry Ford was I think the first person to actually shut up shop for both days of the weekend, or at least was the first person important enough for it to actually matter, and I think I remember hearing that that was to do with, again, productivity.

    As I say, I'm not 100% sure on that and I can't really remember where I read it, but argh.
    It seems you may well be right, actually.
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    (Original post by common_person)
    Every month has four of every day.
    This surely? I mean every February with 28 days has four of every day?
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    This can't be true, otherwise how can we have 31 days in one month. For an example, March 2010 will have 5 Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    Still has four Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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    (Original post by common_person)
    Still has four Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    :lolwut: and how are you calculating it?

    ... or perhaps you follow a different calendar :P
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    :lolwut: and how are you calculating it?

    ... or perhaps you follow a different calendar :P
    How are you getting to 5 without going past 4?

    ... or perhaps you follow a different numerical system. :p:
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    :lolwut: and how are you calculating it?

    ... or perhaps you follow a different calendar :P
    Never mind.
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    (Original post by common_person)
    Never mind.
    (Original post by Phalanges)
    How are you getting to 5 without going past 4?

    ... or perhaps you follow a different numerical system. :p:
    haha, am I missing something? :p:
    EDIT: common person, I re-read your post, now I see :facepalm: sorry :p:
 
 
 
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