11th January – Romans have a lot to answer for…

So we were sitting in maths learning about shapes: quadrilateral; hexagon; octagon; decagon. And the standard question is asked… 

If Oct is 8 then what about October?

December is the 12th month, that’s just stupid. 

And so you explain…

September- Sept 7

October – Oct 8 (like an octopus has eight legs)

November – 9

December – Dec 10 (decimals go up in 10’s)

Because there were 10 months, then Julius Ceaser and Augustus Ceaser put in two more months in the summer so everything got pushed back. 

It always frustrates me that I can never remember the reason behind April, May and June when the others seem so lodged in my head. 


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