[OT] American Heretics Elections

Dave Cross dave at dave.org.uk
Thu Aug 28 09:45:43 BST 2008

David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:47:38PM +0100, Roger Burton West wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:07:42PM +0100, Alistair McGlinchy wrote:
>>> Its not just the London Perl M[ou]ngers who have confusing rules about when
>>> to have gatherings.
>> I only codified "the Thursday after the first Wednesday" because the
>> formulation in use at the time ("the first Thursday, unless it's the
>> first of the month, in which case the second Thursday") seemed too
>> verbose and confusing.
> "The Thursday after the first Wednesday" would seem to indicate that we
> think there might sometimes be one or more days between the first
> Wednesday and its following Thursday.

I've taken to describing it as "the day after the first Wednesday".
Which seems semantically equivalent, but saves five keystrokes :-)


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