kd7sov: (not my eyes)
Including links and spoilery information.

Here we go! )

It just doesn't make sense. The only answers I can see involve meddling with time.

*sigh*

Apr. 6th, 2010 06:25 am
kd7sov: (Kain)
You know what irks me?

Candlemarks, Fivedays, and Tendays.

I just don't see why "hour" and "week" should be any less exportable than "day", which is only rarely changed. "Month" as "moon-span" or "moonturn" is more forgivable, since that's probably pretty close to where the word came from.

But. Candlemark? Who marks their candles for a specific and consistent duration of time without having a pre-existing word for that amount of time? A word in wide use?

Fivedays? Tendays? Who would use such a word (or phrase) in any conversational context, let alone a formal one? It's cumbersome, it's confusing ("Did he say it would take fivedays, or five days?"), and it doesn't make sense.

Additionally, "hour", "day", "week", "month", and "year" are all monosyllabic words. They can be used quickly without a lot of confusion, and without having to waste all your breath on a single unit of information.
kd7sov: (explode)
My accounting teacher has been talking for some weeks about the "fifty-five minute test" to come today. I managed to finish said test in under twenty-five minutes. None of that time was spent wondering "what do I do now?", and very little was spent on "did I do that right?". I didn't skip any questions or parts of questions.

I mean, I know I don't tend to get interrupted by the expiration of the time limit, but I don't think I've ever finished in the first half of the period, either.
kd7sov: (crusade)
arglefargle prerequisites

rassumfrassum textbook costs

murrrgle filled sections

frumben computer malfunctions

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