# Thread: February is a stupid month.

1. ## February is a stupid month.

This is more of a math thing, but there is no "math" subforum.

There is no need for February to have 28 days. Think about it.

There are 365 days in non-leap years.

If each month was 30 days, that would account for 360 days of the year. Now, that would give us 5 days left over, so we couldn't do that. But we could do 7 months that are 30 days each, and 5 months that are 31 days.
7 * 30 = 210
5*31 =155
155+ 210 =365

When it comes to leap years, just make add an extra day to one of the 0 day months. There's no need, however, for a stupid 28-day month. Whoever came up with that was on crack.

Who else will get behind calendar reform?

2. "February" is also an awkward word. An awkword, if you will.

We should rename it "Ghostember."

3. And how will this benefit me?

4. Originally Posted by Ghost
"February" is also an awkward word. An awkword, if you will.

We should rename it "Ghostember."
I could go either way - getting rid of it or re-naming it Ghostember both work for me.

5. What's a 0 day month? That must be the month in which I vacation.

6. I prefer 13 28-day-months (13x28=364) plus one (or two) days where everyone just stays home and does nothing. These will be the forgotten days that nobody ever talks about. So February is actually the only one that's doing it right. Or, to add some irony, we could attach the 365th day to February. Piss everyone off all at once! Woo!

7. Because we're still using a flawed calendar that has more or less been the same, with minor alterations, for centuries.

I've often wondered about why we divide our months as we do, and why we use 30+/- day divisions in the first place, when there's no good reason not to update.

I like the idea of possibly dividing the year into approximate quarter sections or perhaps fifths (5 sections 73 days each), although the fifths idea wouldn't really line up as well with 4 seasons, but then not all regions have 4 definitive seasons, so why accommodate just people in New Hampshire? Also changing it so that the new year would begin with either the Winter Solstice or Summer Solstice might be neat.

And I don't see any good reason to start the calendar at the assumed birth of Christ either. Why not date back as far as we know recorded history accurately goes?

8. Originally Posted by Ghost
"February" is also an awkward word. An awkword, if you will.

We should rename it "Ghostember."
Alls we really need to do is get rid of that first R and add a few days.

Minor surgery really.

9. leap years, daylight savings time, days not beginning at dawn and ending at dusk, the whole time system is a bureaucratic mess...

10. Hey, February is my birth month, so stfu.

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