Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Leap Year poems

This is utterly random, but in searching material on building memory skills I came across this bonkers little site on the month/Leap Year poem.

Seems there are at least 44 versions of this:
30 days hath September
April, June and November
All the rest have 31
Excepting February alone
Which has 28 days clear
And 29 in each Leap Year
Weird, huh?

4 comments:

Rob said...

If you were an ancient Roman (but spoke English) you'd also need

In March, July, October, May
The Nones are on the seventh day

More detail here.

I assume other languages (including Latin) must have their own how-many-days-in-a-month rhymes. That would be interesting.

Paul said...

Nice poesy Lisa .

Paul Burgin said...

That said, it's a good way to remind you not to date something as 31st on the occasional month :)

SimonHolyHoses said...

I suppose it's because children need to learn it and it is completely illogical.

I wonder what the most primitive "need to know" that makes no sense is?