> Another ordinal-cardinal situation is hours on the
> clock. There is a zero hour (00:00 - 01:00), which
> is hour 1 when counting ordinally, and thus the
> hour 23 (cardinal) is hour 24 (ordinal). The
> years we use as dates are ordinal counting,
> which is not really an issue in dispute.
What do you mean "we"? Most people consider this the 21st century.
> IAN: Actually they didn't err any more than every
> book that does not start with page 0 has erred.
Then the Gregorians should have written a book and left the calendar alone.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:02:06 MDT