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bennynobrain | 10:56 Thu 09th Sep 2021 | History
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In Dundee I noticed a click in a building that only had 1 to 10. Duncan of Gordanstowne Art Collage any one know why

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From the link, "Resetting time is an abiding and representative leitmotif of revolution and 1789 is its quintessential expression. Desiring to introduce a new ‘civil era’, the French Revolution secularised and rationalised time by abolishing the 24 hour day in favour of a decimalised 10 hour day and by renaming every month of the year to reflect not the...
11:06 Thu 09th Sep 2021
Duncan of Jordanstone art college.

It's arty, that's all.
From the link,

"Resetting time is an abiding and representative leitmotif of revolution and 1789 is its quintessential expression. Desiring to introduce a new ‘civil era’, the French Revolution secularised and rationalised time by abolishing the 24 hour day in favour of a decimalised 10 hour day and by renaming every month of the year to reflect not the names of Gods or Kings but nature, science and the labouring classes. "
I wondered if it were the 10 hour French day
Ten days making a franciade
feasts ( not sundays of course ) every ten days - things like fete du Bien-Etre
Fun months like Thermidor ( good for revolutions) Messidor ( good for chopping peoples heads off)

gave up An XIII apparently - I thought long before
There is/was a clock on the sports pavilion of the National Physical Laboratory the showed 61 minutes for each hour.
The clock at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art is a beautiful installation which I have seen many times. Great talking point.
the French revolutionary calendar had 12 months of three 10-day weeks: Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, Fructidor.

An English version: Snowy, Flowy, Blowy, Showery, Flowery, Bowery, Hoppy, Croppy, Droppy, Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy.
oh you spotted that Messidor - - -

the name of the month Messidor
doesnt take its name from Blood on the Floor

aaahhhh - ya wondered, innit

thank god I didnt get playful about Fructidor and having liddle bebbies
:-)
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