Friday, September 14, 2012
At the close of the first day's coverage of the Ricoh British Women's Open 2012 golf at Liverpool, presenter Hazel Irvine trailed the upcoming Ryder Cup, to be held on the last weekend of the month.
I laughed at the mistake - no doubt made by a young member of the BBC staff, who never learned at school,
"Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November.
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine in each leap year."
Other versions of this wee rhyme are available.
Then I wondered. Perhaps it is just a dastardly ruse to confuse the Americans?
Screenshot from the BBC iPlayer, here.