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a Chinese view on Day & month names

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Monday, May 1, 2000, 22:14
In a message dated 2000/05/01 08:36:26 PM, RayBrown wrote:

>It would be very confusing, I think, to use the same >set of names for months in two different calendar systems. AFAIK the >practical Chinese just numbered the western months.
Yep that's what my Dad told me eons ago to explain a Chinese calendar that had both Chinese & Western calendars side by side. (Almost the same wording... if I recall correctly >=} When I asked why the months weren't labeled January, Feb, etc. my Dad just said, "Why bother? _Bok Qwai_ ["White Ghost/Demon"] barbarian names are just too bloody confusing." Then he laughed. zHANg