[LEAPSECS] 1.26 microseconds

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Mon Jun 13 18:52:09 EDT 2011

On 13 Jun 2011 at 23:00, Zefram wrote:

> Recently there's been some fuss about defining a similar time unit

> for use in other sciences, and the IUPAC (chemists) and IUGS

> (geologists) have jointly defined a unit called "annus" defined as

> 31556925.445 s.

That seems a little too close to "anus"... it might encourage people
to get anal about it!

You've actually got similar confusion in Spanish, where if you lazily
type a sentence like "Tengo 17 años" without using the non-ASCII
special character, and write "Tengo 17 anos" instead, you're actually
saying you have 17 anuses (and the sentence actually gets translated
that way if you feed it into an automated translator; that's a common
problem when trying to translate messages from Spanish-language web

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