Yeah, you are correct. It is supposed to be 12 days of celebration starting on Christmas.
This always threw me as a kid, though, because my grandmother would look at the clock at 2:45, for example, and say it was “15 of”… I was, like, what??? To me, “15 of” should have meant the fifteenth minute of the 3 o’clock hour, hence, 3:15. I guess she meant it was within 15 minutes of 3:00, but still, geez, it really bugged me. “15 'til” is just as quick to say, and always seemed more accurate to me.
Anyway, it’s that kind of verbal shorthand that messed with my mind when I was young.
Oh, and with retailers (looking at you, Amazon) advertising the 12 days of Christmas sales. it further reinforces the incorrect thinking.
So, sorry @Nabiki. Part of me is right there with ya, but part of me has given up. It’s an ongoing internal struggle between OCD and ‘fsck it’.
Also, apologies for contributing to the derailing of this topic, so to get back on track…
I think I’m still at level 3 or 4 in Pokemon Go. Don’t you have to choose a side or something at level 5, I think? I am wholly unfamiliar with Poke-lore, and have no motivation to do any research, so I’m in no hurry to hit that milestone.
In Ingress, there were concise descriptions - one side believes that the inter-dimensional aliens want to help humans evolve to a higher plane of existence (enlightened/green), while the other knows that they’re deceiving us and really bent on our destruction (Resistance/blue). Psh… I saw V; I know they’re really evil lizards in disguise and are up to no good… GO BLUE!
- Over the years, at different social events, at least two of my friends’ wives have made comments along the lines of, “Oh, don’t put that on RR’s plate; he doesn’t eat green stuff.”
Sooo, is there a blue team in Pokemon?