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Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

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Re: July and August must Go!


A classically educated pedant writes...

you end up with Hendecember and Dodecember

NO! That mixes Greek and Latin. Septem, Octo, Novem, Decem are Latin, Hendecem is a bastard mix of Greek and Latin. ἐνδεκα is eleven in classical Greek, δώδεκα is twelve. Stick to straight Latin and we'd have Undecimber Duodecimber

Yep, still a bit of a mouthful.

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