The 'would of' thread amuses me. In that spirit (no pun intended), what day is the Sabbath supposed to be? When I learned the Spanish word for Saturday, it kicked off this whole thing with me being curious. I think early Christians moved the day. I remember as a kid, seeing calendars with Sunday being at the beginning of the 'columns', that seems to be a rarity now, I wonder if that was due to 'christian influence'.
I was always taught the same, it was shocking to even think that may not even be true.
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/H ... even-days/
It is also true that when the British government decided to alter the calendar and skip these 11 days, many people mistakenly believed that their lives would be shortened by 11 days.
Not everyone was unhappy about the new calendar. According to W.M. Jamieson in his book, ‘Murders Myths and Monuments of North Staffordshire’, there is a tale about one William Willett of Endon. Always keen on a joke, he apparently wagered that he could dance non-stop for 12 days and 12 nights. On the evening of September 2nd 1752, he started to jig around the village and continued all through the night. The next morning, September 14th by the new calendar, he stopped dancing and claimed his bets!