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Days of the Week: Origins

Not surprisingly the days of the week were originally based on astronomy. The original naming of the days is, by most accounts, attributed to the early Romans who associated the seven days with seven planets (and stars). Some of the … Continue reading

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Pounds to Lbs –An abbreviation’s origin

Most of the time when a word is abbreviated its plain to see how one would designate such an abbreviation based on the original word. For example, altitude turns into alt., gallons turns into gal., and hours turns into hrs. … Continue reading

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