[LMB] Years, Chalionese and otherwise
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jun 22 01:16:08 BST 2018
On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:56:31 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
>> On Jun 21, 2018, at 4:47 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
>> Karen, I think:
>>>> I know of quarter-day services in The Hallowed Hunt, but I don't know whether they signify a 4-day week (not surprising, one for each god other than the Bastard) or something else.
>> A quarter-day, at least in British parlance, marks a quarter of the year, or three months, rather than segments of four days.
>Interesting. I never would have guessed that definition. In the U.S., we would call that a quarter-year.
No, it's the day at the end of a quarter. Traditionally, rents and
taxes were due on quarter-days. When days were taken out of the
calendar to align it with the Gregorian calendar, the quarter-days
effectively moved (because nobody was going to pay their taxes and rents
11 days early, right?) - so the UK tax year now ends on April 5th, not
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