Re: CHAT: Weird Seasons was The English/French counting system
|From:||Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 18, 2003, 22:18|
--- Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...> wrote:
> Costentin Cornomorus wrote:
> > Not weird at all. They're just doing -
> > officially - what many Americans do
> > That is, count 1 September as the first day
> of a
> > new season, be it Fall(N) or Spring(S).
> What I meant was that I found it odd that they
> gave a *different* date
> for the start of autumn (northern hemisphere)
> than start of spring
> (southern hemisphere).
It just shows they're more aware of how the rest
of the world does things. We're the USA - we
don't háve to know how everyone else does things;
let alone bother to put it on a calendar! ;)
> Logically, whatever date you choose, the start
> of northern autumn should be the same as the
> start of southern spring.
Keep in mind that there's two dating systems
here: the US more or less officially follows the
astronomical dating that was mentioned - even
though most people accept June 1 / September 1 as
more logical start dates. Australia simply
follows the more logical dating.
> > That seasons start in illogical places in the
> > North is what _I_ find weird. And I live
> Any "standard" starting place is arbitrary,
> since the seasons begin at
> different times of the year as far as weather >goes.
Yeah. Even September 1 is arbitrary!
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