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I personally detest calendars which display Sunday as the first day of the week, since it's incorrect according to one of the earliest memories I have -- my mum teaching my this rhyme:

  Solomon Grundy,
  Born on a Monday,
  Christened on Tuesday,
  Married on Wednesday,
  Took ill on Thursday,
  Grew worse on Friday,
  Died on Saturday,
  Buried on Sunday,
  That was the end,
  Of Solomon Grundy.
Also, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend, not the week-edges.

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There's a bug in cal -- the man page says "-M" makes the week start on Monday, but my version doesn't accepthe argument.

I find it quite confusing when calendars mess this up. I once booked a flight on the wrong day, because I somehow switched to the American localization of the airline's website part-way through the booking process.




> Also, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend, not the week-edges.

You might be interested to know that in Israel the work week starts on Sunday, not Monday. Friday and Saturday are the weekend.

That might just be a factoid, except that the Jewish Sabbath was the origin of the weekend concept. It changed in countries with a strong Christian influence so that Monday because the first day.

It never changed in the US because the Jewish workweek had a stronger influence there than the Christian one.

> I personally detest calendars which display Sunday as the first day of the week

And I personally find calendars that start on Monday quite bizarre since it's obviously incorrect historically.




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