Sunday, November 01, 2009

November

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

November is the eleventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 30 days. It comes from the Latin novem, for 'nine' (it was originally the ninth month of the year, before January and February were inserted).

It was the ninth month in the ancient Roman calendar, when the year began in March. The old Dutch name was Slaghtmaand (slaughter-month, the time when the beasts were killed and salted down for winter use; the name might also have referred to human sacrifice); the old Saxon Wind-monath (wind-month, when the fishermen took their boats ashore, and put aside fishing till the next spring); it was also called Blot-monath – the same as Slaghtmaand. In the French Republican Calendar it was called Brumaire (fog-month, c. October 22 to November 20).

Frankish name: Herbistmanoth, or harvest (of animals) month. Ásatrú: Fogmoon. American backwoods: Beaver Moon ...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Timely
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjWDrTXMgF8
have a great free thinking lead in to the silly season
:)

11:51 PM  
Blogger Pip said...

Your comments has nothing whatever to do with the blog post, so why make it?

12:27 PM  

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