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#2 - reyden
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(07/15/2013) [-]
same with september, if im correct
#3 to #2 - chubbybastard
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(07/15/2013) [-]
And November and December
#4 to #3 - reyden
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(07/15/2013) [-]
i only care about september
#64 to #4 - infamoustrapper
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(07/15/2013) [-]
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#84 to #4 - UnrealEcko
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
#114 to #4 - lomtura
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(07/15/2013) [-]
did someone say september?
#98 to #4 - talked
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(07/15/2013) [-]
sept = 7
octo = 8
no = 9
deca = 10
#101 to #98 - sumosquash
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(07/15/2013) [-]
i wasn't aware that "no" = nein
#106 to #98 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
I thought that the prefixes for 8 and 9 were oct- and non- respectively
Snape kills Dumbledore
#116 to #4 - starshroom
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(07/15/2013) [-]
September-born master race
#122 to #3 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
nove and dece? it's novem and decem

assturd
#29 to #3 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
nope, nove and dece actually stood for 9 and 10, they go along
#118 to #29 - anthonyh
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(07/15/2013) [-]
omg do you even listen
#44 to #29 - xplosevdiarrhea
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(07/15/2013) [-]
That's why he said "and".
#36 to #29 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
and then they added two more months... I'm sure someone mentioned that recently...?
#35 - bpwags ONLINE
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(07/15/2013) [-]
The Caesars didn't add months, they renamed them. The Roman Calendar began in March. March is named after Mars, the god of War, because it was the first month warm enough for war, which was kinda the Roman's favorite thing. July was originally Quintilis and August was Sextilis, the 5th (quin) and 6th (sex) months of the year.
Further: Sept = 7, Octo = 8, Nove = 9, Dec = 10.
They didn't name January and February, cuz they sucked cuz you couldn't farm or fight.
It wasn't until later that January became the start of the new year
#99 to #35 - siggythepiggy
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(07/15/2013) [-]
heh "sex"
#78 to #35 - aysitlo
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(07/15/2013) [-]
I'd be okay with Sextober.
#80 to #35 - gisuar
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(07/15/2013) [-]
oh wait now i get why it's called march when troops move
#87 to #80 - jouten
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Though they're the same word in english, that's not were march came from. March comesf from middle english word "marchen", which means something like walking or well "march". It seems to have germanic origin, because in old french there's the word "marchier" which means "to stride, to trample" and the german word "marschieren" which means the same

Though it's military connotation may have had influence in naming the english month which was called Martius in latin, after Mars the war god.
#38 to #35 - orionthegreat
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(07/15/2013) [-]
You forgot that January is named after Janus the two-faced god of doors, thresholds, gates, and time travel. He could look into the past and future at the same time.
Never knew what February was about though.
#40 to #38 - bpwags ONLINE
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Ah you are correct. They originally didn't have names for these months, because they considered winter a monthless period (again because it sucked). However they did eventually name it, as you said. After further research, February was named after either the word februum or some god with a similar name, meaning purification. It was their time of atonement at the end of the year.
#41 to #40 - orionthegreat
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Excellent job friend, we will assuredly win a prize for our findings. Time to break pout the pipes.
#68 to #38 - golbot
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(07/15/2013) [-]
God of doors, and therefore, new beginnings
#139 to #38 - fedegon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Does anyone remember the "Punch people so hard they became doors" thing?
#140 to #139 - orionthegreat
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Yes he's god of that too
#141 to #140 - fedegon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Thanks, my good hunter. I hope I got that one right.
#142 to #141 - orionthegreat
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(07/16/2013) [-]
I'm not just good

I'm grrrrrrrrreat
#136 to #38 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Now i have the urge to rewatch all of Janus-related episodes of Stargate
#63 to #38 - priestoftheoldones
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Time travel? TIME TRAVEL?!
#127 to #63 - sabcy
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Dr. who's wife must now be called Jane
#137 to #127 - priestoftheoldones
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Hahahaha, his name is "The Doctor" not doctor who.
#138 to #137 - sabcy
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(07/16/2013) [-]
my comment stands, although now shamed a little by my ignorance.
#50 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
what the hell, anons can't thumb anymore
#54 to #50 - mcswoof ONLINE
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(07/15/2013) [-]
#74 - hankhillofthe
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(07/15/2013) [-]





ET TU, FEBRUTUSARY?




#102 to #74 - exotic ONLINE
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(07/15/2013) [-]
oh my god
#124 to #74 - coonseth
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(07/16/2013) [-]
#20 - newforomador
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(07/15/2013) [-]
How were the months decided before we knew about out constant orbit around the Sun? My closest guess is that it was based around the seasons but if anybody has a better answer I'd like to hear it.
#72 to #20 - ketiw
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(07/15/2013) [-]
stars.
#23 to #20 - Hyoukin
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Lunar cycles.
Lunar cycles.
#25 to #23 - newforomador
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(07/15/2013) [-]
I thought that was the length of a month.
#26 to #25 - Hyoukin
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(07/15/2013) [-]
I was under the impression that's what your question was - that's what it seemed like anyway. There are differences in a seasonal year and a calendrical year, and there were (and are) many civilizations that had (have) their own way(s) of reckoning the passage of time with their own calendar systems. For a modern example, the "Chinese New Year", which is both a cultural and religious reckoning of time. So, it might be safe to make the assumption that before the formal introduction of calendars, "years" and the passage of time, was just monitored on the cycle of the seasons, but since there's such a huge variation between people and cultures, I wouldn't try to say for certain one way or another. Hope that kind of helps.
#27 to #26 - newforomador
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(07/15/2013) [-]
It did and thank you for taking the time to explain.
#60 to #23 - daentraya
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(07/15/2013) [-]
And that's what menstrual cycles followed..
#39 - blueej
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(07/15/2013) [-]
SEPTember
OCTOber
NOVEmber
DECEmber

this actually makes sense
#89 to #39 - skulldan ONLINE
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(07/15/2013) [-]
my italian tells me that there must have been 2 months added.

not that i am italian, i can just count to ten
#121 to #89 - noschool
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(07/16/2013) [-]
actually the calendar was just shifted around, during roman times the first month of the year was march and january and february where the last two months so most of the time it still had twelve months except sometimes when an extra month had to be added at the end to keep the calendar aligned with the seasons.
#21 - pridefulmatthew
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(07/15/2013) [-]
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#34 - thedungeonmaster
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(07/15/2013) [-]
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
If august didn't exist then neither would I...
#42 to #34 - tuckthisphit
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(07/15/2013) [-]
or...you know...you could've been born in month that replaced august.
#45 to #42 - thedungeonmaster
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Thanks captain obvious...it was a joke
#46 to #45 - tuckthisphit
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(07/15/2013) [-]
if that was a joke,it was ******* horrible and you know it.
#47 to #46 - thedungeonmaster
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Ok tough guy
#58 to #34 - pudingcade
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(07/15/2013) [-]
me too
#48 - anon
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(07/15/2013) [-]
is everyone missing the fact that October is the 10th month not the 8th?
#77 to #48 - redneckraider
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Guys, i think this ones broken!
Guys, i think this ones broken!
#51 to #48 - AvatarAirBender
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Did you even read the rest of it?
#32 - milkandeggs
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(07/15/2013) [-]
Man that is so Brutus.