Aren't you maybe over-reacting just a teensie bit? :)
CE (Chill Everyone) :)
Jez - who is going to go on regnal dates and with a year based on a
lunar calendar named for the characteristics of the full moon, which
The 6th day before the Kalends of the first Short Nights Moon in the
57th year of her gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth I of Scotland and II
of Ireland, Wales and England...
On 18 May 2009, at 19:00, Michael Haseler wrote:
> It is just two letters and can stand for whatever anyone wants it
> to, just as BC stands for "Before Calendar".
> For Common's sake, why can't people stick to the much more sensible
> BC which isn't going to go away as there are so many documents
> written with BC dates.
> Mike (written Moonday sorry I mean firstday, of May (Maia a Roman
> earth goddess (wife of Vulcan)) ... fifthmonth. Oh no, New year is
> clearly based on a solar cycle and that's going to upset those who
> don't believe the sun is some deity.
> And I've just remembered that the romans used to have an 8 day week
> and 7 days may itself be based on a hebrew week. And what about
> those who base their calendars on the moon.
> For common's sake let's just start a whole new PC calendar based on
> some arbitrary date .... like the first use of PC (August 1, 1970)
> in Toni Cade's The Black Woman:
> "A man cannot be politically correct and a chauvinist too."
> So that now makes it day 14170 APC
> Which obviously falls foul of the Euro-centric view of the world as
> I've assumed GMT timing and clearly I should base date on the
> international date line which would make it 14171.1 APC (although
> I'd need to check what time of day the book was published).
> Michael (Oh sorry, that is a name of Hebrew origin meaning -
> Miyka'el who resembles God "el")
> So, just call me Gorbel's Mic! - afterall I live in the next village
> to Gorbel's Mic and although it's not PC at least it has some
> rational behind it unlike "Common Error"
> Jez wrote:
>> It stands for Common Era, not Christian Era.
>> On 18 May 2009, at 13:32, Michael Haseler wrote:
>>> Coins on the Swahili coast, 800 – 1500 .... YES!
>>> Coins on the Swahili coast, 800 – 1500 AD .... YES!
>>> Coins on the Swahili coast, 800 – 1500 CE .... NO!
>>> Can anyone explain why Christian Era is any less obnoxious than AD?
>> loc-bore, an; f. One wearing long hair, a free woman :-- Frí wíf
>> locbore, L. Ethb. 73;
On average, a typical chicken cup-a-soup contains less than 0.3 grams of
This means that you could make 5000 cup-a-soups from the meat on one
six-week old bird.
If you are vegetarian, chances are you'd ingest more chicken by
hen than by eating the soup...