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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

May 19, 2006

The shape of the year

Now that we've been going since September 2003, I'm starting to enjoy the pattern made by the archive months as they snake down the page. If you blur your eyes, the year has a pleasant shape, like groovy vases sitting on top of each other.

The autumn/winter months have long names. Spring/Summer months have short names. I wonder how that came to be?


  • in the summer, you just want to get out in the sunshine, so you need a month name that is quick to scribble down. in the winter, though, you've got a lot more time to kill so you can be a bit more leisurely about it.

    By Blogger dog, at 1:57 am  

  • September sticks out a bit, otherwise it would be a perfect sine wave. Perhaps this is a metaphor for fruitful harvests.

    I wish we pronounced June and July with a proper latin "j" so they sounded more like Hune and Huly.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 4:01 am  

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