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The Seven-day Week

Discussion in 'World History' started by Knight-Dragon, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    An interesting read on the origins of the seven-day week and its widespread use all over the world.
     
  2. VoodooAce

    VoodooAce Chieftain

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    Interesting....

    I'll put my request in now to ask Simon Darkshade to institute the 3-day week. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. I could handle a one day workweek.
     
  3. Sodak

    Sodak Paha Sapa Papa

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    Cool read!
     
  4. sgrig

    sgrig Comrade

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    Very interesting! Thanks Knight-Dragon! :D

    It is funny but for some reason, here at Cambridge, the academic week starts on Thursday :confused: , then three days of work, a free day in the 'middle' of the week (Sunday) and then three more days of work! Very strange!
     
  5. Chairman Qu

    Chairman Qu Crazy Paleo-Libertarian

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    I read this article a while back in the special Christmas issue. Sure makes those arguments against American cultural "imperialism" look like rubbish. I'm so absolutely sure that in 2000 years people will still watch soap operas, listen to worthless pop music, drink Coca-Cola, and eat at McDonald's. Now, a better 7-week system would be if each day were named after one of the seven deadly sins. Sunday can be slothday.
     

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