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[10:21] me: Ever wonder why months don't get abbreviated to two letters?
[10:21] me: (as opposed to three)
[10:21] me: That was just bugging me.
[10:21] him: why?
[10:22] me: I don't know. I mean, I was typing them out into an array for a select box... And it seems easy enough to do less typing, and still be immediately recognizable. Easier than shorting the abbreviation of the states from three letters to two...
[10:22] me: Ja, Fb, Mr, Ar, My, Jn, Jl, Ag, Sp, Ot, Nv, Dc -- (almost) entirely consistent.
[10:27] me: Pop Quiz--how many of those are elements? ;)

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pedxing
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
One?
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
So far as I can tell, yeah.

Shame.

Would be so cool if they all were. Or all but one.
pomopologine
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
I think it's Mr.

Or My.
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Ninja edit--I screwed up april. It should be Ar, and thus Argon. Whoohoo!
pomopologine
Apr. 13th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Yay!
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Shit Fuck Damn.

It was just pointed out to me that Jn and Jn are duplicates. One's January, the other's June? What, couldn't tell?

Grr.

Ninja Edit to the double rescue...
pedxing
Apr. 13th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
January will always be Ja to me
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
For any particular reason?
pedxing
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
only because I often abbreviate months to two letters (:
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, cool.

Figures you would. ;)

How do you tend to abbreviate the others, and what thought did you put into that?
pedxing
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
ja fb mr ap ma ju jl ag sp oc nv dc

phonetics, really
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
ju is the big difficulty.

Where the hell did that month come from, anyway?

The month is named for the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. In old Japanese calendar, the month is called Minatsuki (水無月).

Hmm. I vote June is now called Juno.

jo.
blueblindbee
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
woo That pop quiz would have been great practice for me a week ago.
:-P
kaolinfire
Apr. 13th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
So how much do you remember this week? ;)
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