On Sun 04 Feb 2018 at 17:44:54 (+0100), Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> Mike Stone wrote:
> > So it must be that "first tuesday" means
> > the first tuesday in the month, but "second tuesday" sadly means the first
> > tuesday plus one second because "second" has more than one meaning and I
> > wanted the other one.
> This illustrates the fundamental problem with natural english language,
> in one miniature picture.

And another:

$ date -d 'this monday'
Mon Feb  5 00:00:00 CST 2018
$ date -d 'next monday'
Mon Feb  5 00:00:00 CST 2018

Let's face it, the C locale is just American: they got there first.
Dealing with American dates/"freeway" exits and 101 other things is
just as tricky in Real Life.

[I haven't yet seen Mike's posting quoted above.]


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