Septa means 7, Octa means 8, and Deca means 10…
…so why is it that September is the 9th month, October the 10th, and December the 12th?
Ok, let’s think about this a little bit further.
— February is the shortest month of the year
— On leap years, it’s the month to which we add a day
— Why is it not the last month of the year?
I say it should be. If March were the first month of the year, that would make September the 7th month, October the 8th month, December the 10th month, and February (the shortest month of the year), the last month…
Tell me this doesn’t make perfect sense (logically)… But in the meantime, I’m going to go tell my boss I need March 1st off for new years.