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"Calendars" and the first day of the week

 
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Zackback



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Location: Kyungbuk

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: "Calendars" and the first day of the week Reply with quote

What is wrong with you people putting Monday as the first day of the week?! Sunday is! Get it right!

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When I ask students to tell me the days of the week and they start off with Monday I immediately correct them and say "No, Monday is not the first day of the week."
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comm



Joined: 22 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: "Calendars" and the first day of the week Reply with quote

Zackback wrote:
When I ask students to tell me the days of the week and they start off with Monday I immediately correct them and say "No, Monday is not the first day of the week."

That's funny, I thought there were 2 days in the weekend, Saturday and Sunday. And if Sunday is part of the "weekend" then it definitely is not the beginning of the week.
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Zackback



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2312563

short answer: religion
Long answer: originally people did not take two days off, just one. Saturday, this being the weekend or the "Sabbath"(day of rest) then came christianity. Now the early christian church started worshipping on sunday (traditionally you couldn't do anything on saturday but rest) in 321 A.D. constantine decreed sunday to be the day of worship and that businesses/shops/markets should be closed for the day. thus creating a second day off. So technically friday and saturday are the weekend. But since people generally get sunday off too, it feels more like the weekend than friday and is thought as such as well, thereby crating the falacy that saturday and sunday are the weekend.
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I'd like to see any book, newspaper or something along those lines that when it says "On the first day of the week..." it is understood as Monday. If it says "first day of the work week..." then ok yeah it's Monday but these kind of "calendars" are just nonsense.
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CentralCali



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: "Calendars" and the first day of the week Reply with quote

comm wrote:
Zackback wrote:
When I ask students to tell me the days of the week and they start off with Monday I immediately correct them and say "No, Monday is not the first day of the week."

That's funny, I thought there were 2 days in the weekend, Saturday and Sunday. And if Sunday is part of the "weekend" then it definitely is not the beginning of the week.


Do you put bookends next to each other or do you happen to place, say, books between the bookends? That's the way I was always taught why Sunday and Saturday of the same week are called the weekend: Sunday is one end of the week and Saturday is the other.
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schwa



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for wednesday.

Woden is the chief Anglo-Saxon/Teutonic god. Woden is the leader of the Wild Hunt. Woden is from wod "violently insane" + -en "headship".

How better to start your week?
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artyom



Joined: 28 Jul 2007

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Re: "Calendars" and the first day of the week Reply with quote

CentralCali wrote:
comm wrote:
Zackback wrote:
When I ask students to tell me the days of the week and they start off with Monday I immediately correct them and say "No, Monday is not the first day of the week."

That's funny, I thought there were 2 days in the weekend, Saturday and Sunday. And if Sunday is part of the "weekend" then it definitely is not the beginning of the week.


Do you put bookends next to each other or do you happen to place, say, books between the bookends? That's the way I was always taught why Sunday and Saturday of the same week are called the weekend: Sunday is one end of the week and Saturday is the other.


Do you say what will you do next weekends (plural) or what will you do next weekend (singular)?
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drcrazy



Joined: 19 Feb 2003
Location: Pusan. Yes, that's right. Pusan NOT Busan. I ain't never been to no place called Busan

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask a Mayan.
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comm



Joined: 22 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: "Calendars" and the first day of the week Reply with quote

artyom wrote:
CentralCali wrote:
Do you put bookends next to each other or do you happen to place, say, books between the bookends? That's the way I was always taught why Sunday and Saturday of the same week are called the weekend: Sunday is one end of the week and Saturday is the other.


Do you say what will you do next weekends (plural) or what will you do next weekend (singular)?

Indeed. If there is one "weekend", then it is one unit comprised of two days. Checkmate?


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ricochet



Joined: 04 Sep 2011
Location: i wish to fly to Colorado...

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there sud be a global official 3 day weekend comprising of Monday the first day of the week. i dont like Mondays. i wud rather shoot the whole day down sleeping off Friday night, Saturday and Sunday binges. Sad

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she inspired this great tune Arrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kobdb37Cwc Cool

im sorry.
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