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July 3rd, 2004

30 Days Hath… something

If you’re trying to figure out how many days are in a month, but don’t have a calendar handy, what’s your preferred method? Do you use the familiar poem or the knuckle method (see the “Manual Calculation” section). I use the knuckle method, something I remember learning in elementary school, although I use both hands next to each other rather than starting over on the original hand.

For some more amusing “how many days in a month” poems, check out this here site.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday July 3, 2004 -- 8:50:06 am
My memory is generally not great but I'm usually able to figure out how many days in a month just by asking myself if a day makes sense. For instance, "Does 'June 31st' sound right?"

I also have other Spidey-Senses.

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday July 3, 2004 -- 9:55:12 am
I thought today was June 33. Thanks guys!

FROM: Mario500 [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday July 3, 2004 -- 11:52:38 am
I may have a calendar on my side, but I still have memories of "30 Days Hath September". The odd thing about these memories is half of the poem being recited by Bug Hall's Alfalfa.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday July 6, 2004 -- 3:35:37 pm
I learned the "Thirty days hath September" poem in college and never forgot it. Of all the useful little bits of poetry and prose I've purposely placed in the noggin, this one, by far, gets the most use.

Dawn Murphy August 8, 2007, 12:53 am

I still did not see the version I learned in school:

Thirty days has September
April,June, and November
When short February’s done
All the rest have 31.

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