Morpheus on… The Days Of Our Weeks

At the bottom of the screen of this computer, sits a calendar. And on it, the days run from Monday to Sunday. Fine.

However, when I FIRST became old enough to understand calendars – about fifty years ago – it was not such. They ran from Sunday to Saturday.

And when I pointed out to a grown-up that since Saturday and Sunday are known collectively as the weekend – that’s the week END – they answered, “Oh, Sunday is GOD’S day – so it has to come first.”

I was only about five at the time – but it still sounded fishy to me.

And when, at nine, I realised God was no more real than Santa Claus, fairies and goblins – I decided the system was NONSENSE.

So while many calendar manufacturers still stick to the “traditional” layout, it’s nice to see that computer programme designers – people of SCIENCE – are moving ON.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cy Quick on February 28, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I fully agree that Monday to Sunday is correct. The old splitting of the weekend reminds me of the nonsense of changing the clock in Summer. All we have to do is have a short work/school day in Winter and a longer one in Summer.

  2. Posted by Vincent on February 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    It further occurs that even fundamentalist, creationist Christians should recall that their Bible says “…and on the seventh day He rested” – the SEVENTH day – meaning Sunday IS the LAST day of the week!

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