Octidi, 28 Pluvi˘se CCXIII

February 17, 2005

Today is Octidi, 28 Pluvi˘se CCXIII according to this handy French Revolutionary Calendar utility. For more on the calendar, see this discussion, including the day-names and leap years.

Why yes, we are going to be talking about Jacobins and Robespierre today. I like teaching the French Revolution.

I intend to write the day's date at the top of the online outline and use it as a springboard into the Jacobin attempt to remake society, remake tradition, and build a new world and a new civil religion as part of building a new republic and a better future.

If only I remembered enough French to feel confident teaching the class in that language. But my accent sucks and my vocabulary is almost as bad.

Posted by Red Ted at February 17, 2005 09:58 AM | TrackBack
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I remember just enough French to be able to rattle it off at times I want to say... just something inexplicable. Can't remember how to write it in the actual French, but what I say at these times is:
"I don't know why I always have to do it."
This comes in handy more often than you would think.

Posted by: LeeAnn at February 19, 2005 11:04 AM
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