Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day

 Leap Day and very thoughtless of the Planet to interrupt the calendar this way.

But it's all our fault that Leap Day happens in February.

4 comments:

Gin said...

And why is that, learned sir?

tim candler said...

It's a personal opinion I guess, Gin. Not widely shared by those of us who live in the northern hemisphere. But adding an extra day to the year by giving it to the shortest month of the year seems wrong and just a little feeble on the part of the committee that made the decision several hundred years ago, especially because the short month is in Winter, and Winter is more often than not far too long in the northern part of the planet. I'd much rather Leap Day was on May 32nd than February 29th.

Gin said...

I can't help but agree with you. Winter is far too long as it is. And look...there's June with just 30 days. Why not tack it on there? It would make ever so much more sense than adding it to February (which my fingers consistently type as Feburary).

tim candler said...

I blame the Romans for English language spelling. It should be spelled Febuary or as your fingers suggest Feburary. February makes no sense at all. Gearing up for the hour change, another infringement upon personal liberty.