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Re: Regional Dance Practice - Sunday 3/7
Poster: Jim Trigg <email@example.com>
On Fri, 5 Mar 1999 SCAVard@aol.com wrote:
> Scriptsit Blaise:
> > Bi- is every two. Semi- is every half (or twice each).
> > Biennial (bi-annual) is every two years, semi-annual is twice a year.
> > Bi-monthly is every two months, semi-monthly is twice a month. (A semi is
> > half a truck; the tractor is the other half.)
> Hmmm....okay, since I seem to be having difficulty with this particular part
> of the English language, I'll just say "EVERY OTHER WEEKEND" and let it go at
Well, every other weekend is neither bimonthly nor semimonthly -- it's
biweekly (after all, some months have five weeks).
> PS - If bicycles are every other cycle, what are the rest of them?
Tricycles and motorcycles, of course. ;->
Bimonthly is an interval of two months; bicycles are vehicles with two
wheels (two cycles).
Blaise the arrant pedant
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