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Happy Bissextile Columbus

by Maureen McCabe on February 29, 2008

 

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Happy leap day.

Bissextile means “leap day.”

 

I had never heard the word… you learn something new every day. I learned the word on ActiveRain (a real estate network) from Pam Winterbauer of San Ramon California.

 

Leap Year 2008 – Bissextile ?

 

Pam has all the definitions… 2008 is an “intercalary year”… nothing to do with gender or preference. Just an extra day.

 

“Calendar quirk gives proud few a bounce” by Kathy Lynn Gray in the Columbus Dispatch gives these benefits for those celebrating a birthday today:

Boston Market restaurants will give anyone with a leap day birthday a free lunch, said Angela Proctor, spokeswoman for the chain.

“We looked up how many people had birthdays that day and decided this is a fun thing to do,” she said.

Papa John’s Pizza is offering a free pizza for birthday folks who order it from www.papajohns.com and pick it up at a local pizzeria.

Columbus Ohio Boston Markets – Map

Columbus Ohio Papa John Pizzas – Map

I believe local McDonalds have a free breakfast burrito… regardless of whether you are a leapling (born on Leap Day) or not.maureen_divider_frog.gif

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{ 2 comments }

1 John Lockwood March 4, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I’m glad it means leap year day.

It sounds like someone who swings both ways, at least in their clothes. Oh no, that would be bitextile.

2 Maureen McCabe March 5, 2008 at 05:34 am

it’s quite the word.

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