Friday, 2 October 2009

Ock Toe Brr the Second

It's October. It's a Friday. It's not 1814.

In 1814, a British smartarse named Captain Philip Pipon informed Thursday October Christian that the mutineers of the Bounty had crossed the international date line heading due east and had neglected to amend their calendar meaning the day of Thursday's birth was actually a Friday. Apparently Pipon refused to refer to Thursday as anything other than Friday.

Makes you wonder if his father hadn't been right all along.

Spare a thought for Thursday October Christian and his incorrectly-calculated name on Fridays in October. This year that's five more thoughts. You've still got time.

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