Things that make you go hmm: Biannual!

11 01 2013

Does biannual mean twice a year or every two years? Same for weekly, month, etc!

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17 01 2013
Steve Pye (@spye)

Well, Bi-polar means being split in personality, and bi-cast leather is also called split leather, and bisect means to cut in half…. so bi-annual must mean annual split in half. Therefore, every 6 months.

17 01 2013
Ineke

good point!
though the compassion bi-annual update was always every 2 years 🙂
and bicycle is 2 wheels
but you definitely came up with more examples that way!

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