Bissextile...Not a Dirty Word
Happy February 29th! Thanks to the Gregorian Calendar, every 4 years we have an extra day tossed into the mix. Unless of course it is the beginning of a century that is NOT divisible by 400.If you really want to get messed in the calendar head, during the 1700's as an act of rebellion, the Swedes decided to throw in a February 30th. Obviously it didn't stick. But then again...they are Swedes...what have they ever done? (Just kidding)
Bissextile has Latin origins and references the extra day of Leap Year. I have a good friend who was born on the 29th of February. I also have a cousin with the same birthday. I wonder how many people get married on the 29th of February? I know guys would probably have no problem with that...the girls on the other hand...probably not huge fans of the idea.
Apparently, this is also the only day that "society" doesn't frown on girls proposing marriage to their beaus. So girls...get out there and propose!
(I know, I know...I am going to get a slew of comments pointing out that I have 365 other days of the year to be asking for a hand in marriage.)
Anyway...I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful, fantastic, bissextile 2008!