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Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies

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Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#1
Posted: 2/24/08 at 12:53am
Happy Birthday to all bissextiles.



p.s. I searched. The last leap year thread was more than three years ago.
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re: Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#2
Posted: 2/24/08 at 12:55am
Is it the 29th already?
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re: Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#2
Posted: 2/24/08 at 1:15am
Is it the 29th already?

No.
I know that leap day babies are those born on February 29th, but it is not too early to start.

The word bissextile refers to the 24th: In the Roman calendar, the sixth day before the ‘Calends of March’ (February 24th, counting back from the beginning of March) was repeated (or continued for an additional 24 hours) in a leap year. The term is based on Latin sextus - ‘six’ - and bis - ‘twice’ - and means ‘twice the sixth day’.

p.s. Today is the 24th.
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re: Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#3
Posted: 2/24/08 at 12:38pm
We were discussing how to say when your last birthday was in the Spanish course I am taking. One of the women told him it had been four years since her last birthday in Spanish and he went on for a minute or so telling her she was wrong. He didn't catch on that she was a leap year baby for a bit. It was pretty funny.
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re: Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#4
Posted: 2/28/08 at 4:41pm
Is it the 29th already?

Almost now.



p.s. Happy Birthday Leaplings!
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re: Happy Birthday Leap Day Babies#5
Posted: 2/28/08 at 7:13pm
Do we have any posters that are leap babies?
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