From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Dec 20 2007 - 06:27:51 CST
Speaking as a terminologist, maybe it's time for me to remind people
of the etymology of the name 'Gregory': it means 'watchman'. With
tens of thousands of us Irish people heading annually for our 5,000
Brú na Bóinne (known in English by the singularly inappropriate name
of 'Newgrange'!), for the winter solstice, all it occurs to me to say
is '2007 and all's well' and convey my best wishes to all.
On 20 Dec 2007, at 04:26, scríobh John Hudson:
> Perhaps the thing to do, instead of changing the era terminology of
> the Gregorian calendar, is to devise a new, truly neutral calendar.
> Even if it were identical in its date reckoning to the Gregorian
> calendar, it would lessen the impression of hijacking something in
> which some of us have, shall we say, a proprietary interest. So,
> for instance:
> Gregorian Calendar:
> BC - Before Christ
> AD - Anno Domini / Year of our Lord
> Common Calendar:
> BCE - Before Common Era
> CE - Common Era
> For a terminological problem, seek a terminological solution.
> John Hudson
Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
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