Your 2024 Planner

Isn’t there an app that will generate
palindromic dates for the coming year?

This, more or less, was one response to the 123123 post. App or not, I don’t know, but the Farmers Almanac website gives palindromic dates in the MM/DD/YY format. Scroll down to find the dates for 2024: April will be the big month for Americans (the only folks who consistently use this format, as far as I know).

Another reader sent this link to a map of who uses which date format – Canadians seem either conflicted or flexible, depending on how you look at it. In poking about looking for a website that listed 2024 palindromic dates in the YYMMDD format, I found:

The first decades of this century were an unusually generous source of palindates (which coinage I just saw in the last-referenced site and have decided to adopt), so if you’re inclined to enjoy them, make the most of the few we’ll see. If you can enjoy things that happened in the past, check these out:

If celestial events are more your thing, here’s a great resource on full moons and eclipses in 2024, with dates and countdown clocks.

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4 Responses to Your 2024 Planner

  1. I am less concerned with the happenstance of numbers than with the misuse of words, such as in your Photo Memory of the Week where a location is confused with a proposition in logic. The Tweet of the Week seems particularly auspicious for this time of year because it emphasizes the potential for the misuse of time: will I leave 2024 better than I started it? As your poet of the moment suggests, “that is the burden of the year.” On the other hand, perhaps some of the “cramps” in those burdens may have a simple solution: “pay attention to the monkeys.” Or, go bananas!

  2. Tom Watson says:

    I wish all things would stick to the same format. I prefer “Month Day, Year.”
    Maybe it’s because I grew up with the Farmers Almanac.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – 🙂 I mostly wish that it would be clear to me – sometimes I think we abbreviate to the point of complete obscurity. I bought some fresh (not canned) soup the other day with a best-before date of 1/06/23. I first took it for June 1st and then decided it was likely Jan 6th. I suspect that the preference for “month, day, year” in writing is because that’s how we say it – Americans are consistent in that regard, at least!

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