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Week names

Months have them; why not weeks?
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Just thinking of a way to improve the accuracy of naming a time for a gathering or a longer-that-a-day event. Months have names and in some countries so do years, so why not weeks? So many possibilities! Perhaps a naming contest would help. I'll be in town between Fibonacci and Oatmeal.
Steamboat, Nov 21 2018

National Week Observances https://nationalday...eekly-observations/
There is no shortage of already identified National Weeks. Here is a list of week names just for the month of November. Gotta love National Intimate Apparel Market Week! [jurist, Nov 28 2018]

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       You'd need 52 different names; how about naming the weeks after cards in a deck?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2018
  

       That could work well with natural quarterly divisions. Proceed with progression according to a game of hearts, or perhaps bridge.
RayfordSteele, Nov 22 2018
  

       Over the course of the year, your weeks start with hearts, angle into diamonds, bash to clubs and are finally buried with spades. A year of romance, intrigue, remorse, and guilt.
lurch, Nov 24 2018
  

       Each New Years Eve the deck is shuffled, so that each year has a unique order of cards. This means that the year can be specified by listing the card order, so there would be no need to use year-numbers any more.
pocmloc, Nov 24 2018
  

       Yes, but after about 10^67 years, you'd start to worry about repeats.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 24 2018
  

       Tarot cards ?   

       However... months and years don't start on a fixed day (hence the idea of calendar reform; 13 months of 28 days + 1 "special" day, every month starts on Monday). So there would frequently be overlap between one year's week names and another.
8th of 7, Nov 24 2018
  

       In preparation for the implementation of this idea I would like to propose that there must be, oh, about 52-ish good robust profanities or swear words. This would bring the impact of swearing down to quite mild levels of offense, which would thus require even more powerful swear words to be concocted thereafter.
Ian Tindale, Nov 24 2018
  

       Cuss-word intensity is cyclical.   

       A limit was reached with "motherfucker", and we've flipped back to "minger", meaning "smelly person", which is an entry-level insult.   

       It's like when there are only 16 bits in the register, and you increment 65535.   

       But anyway, about the idea: to make these week names referentially stable you'd need a leap week, to contain the 365th (and sometimes 366th) day of each year. And each time that week came round, you'd be offsetting the weekend by another day.
pertinax, Nov 25 2018
  

       How about we just call all the weeks Jeremy? It would simplify things immensely.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 25 2018
  

       I like [Ian]'s idea, too +
xandram, Nov 27 2018
  

       This is a week idea.   

       Can easily start with the 3 day weekends and holiday weeks. Labor Day week, Memorial day week, Christmas week is already used routinely. US federal holidays will get you 20% of the way there.
theircompetitor, Nov 27 2018
  
      
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