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Re: The English/French counting system (WAS: number systemsfromconlangs)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 18:37
Tristan McLeay wrote:
> Spring in Australia starts on 1 September and finishes on 30 November. > (People stare at me in disbelief and might follow up with comments of > Americans' stupidity if I mention you start your seasons around the > soltices and equinoxes.) Sorry, I forgot to mention that, coming from > Australia as I do, the seasons are switched.
Well, certainly, but so what? I've never found it confusing when speaking with Australians that their summer is my winter, or their fall my spring. It's no more confusing than keeping track of time zones. And doesn't spring start on September *23* for you? -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>