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Any leaplings on here?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pete, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Just wondering: the national average must be about one in about 1460. For instance, there's this guy I know (a relative by marriage) about to celebrate his 19th birthday this week - and he's a granddad four times over and retired from his job as a scientist nearly two decades ago.

    Apparently some websites and other computer systems throw a wobbly when they try to enter their D.O.B...
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Pirates of Penzance ahoy.

    My eldest is 1st March. She was due 10 days earlier and the Mrs went into labour on 28th Feb, so she would have been if it had been a leap year. That's the closest I can do!
     
  3. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    This 29th Feb thing. Does this mean my employers get an extra unpaid day out of me?
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Not if you look at it that in the last three years you've been paid one day extra for nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Exactly why I always phone in sick. :tongue:
     
  6. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Well, I get an extra day to waste time on here at my employer's expense
     
  7. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Just missed. Early March 1st, '68.
     
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    I was exactly a month premature: 29.01.60, mind you, I do behave like a 12-year-old most of the time sometimes! :smile:
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what tits would write such a shite system?
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Guru

    My neice was born on Feb 29th four years ago.
    By law, my bro and his wife had to register her birthday as March 1st.
     
  11. FatBloke

    FatBloke Well-Known Member

    3rd March 1960, but I was 3 days overdue - was due on 29th Feb. :thumbsup:
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Pete

    Pete Guest

    In England? By English law she can reckon her age as of 28th Feb each year. Which means, for example, she'll be able to buy alcohol etc. on 28th Feb 2022.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yes, Birmingham, England.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    This might explain things, but I don't see what's wrong with legally registering a birthday as being the 29th February!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year#Birthdays