survey - and the word "fortnight".

Peter Brigham MD pmbrig at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 06:44:52 CST 2010


I think it was in my junior high school physics class that we we were  
given the exercise of calculating the speed of light in furlongs per  
fortnight.

(approx 3.35 * 10^17)

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
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On Feb 18, 2010, at 6:45 AM, Francis Nugent Dixon wrote:

> Hi from Brittany,
>
> Mikey,
>
>> BTW, is "fortnight" still used in jolly old Mother England?
>
> Fortnight is still used in jolly Old Mother England,
> and at least is pertinent (ie fourteen nights = 2 weeks).
>
> In France, they can't count proper like we do !
>
> Two weeks = 15 days (quinze jours)
>
> and
>
> One week = 8 days (huit jours)
>
> Now I know the Beatles sang "Eight days a week"
>
> but this is no excuse .......   :>)
>
> -Francis
>
>
>
>
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