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?


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?