No One Born on June 8? Context Matters

At the university where I teach there is a convenient website called “Inside Story,” intended for the edification of Biola University Employees. The page is updated daily. There are regular features—Announcements, Community News, a Schedule of Events, the Cafeteria Menu, etc. In one column there is a daily list titled “Happy Birthday!” Today (June 8, 2013) the following cryptic announcement jumped out at me: “No one has a birthday today.”

That is the Inside Story! You have it on Biola’s authority. Anyone born on June 8 will simply have to pick another day to have been born.

About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

6 Responses to No One Born on June 8? Context Matters

  1. Dr. Geivett,
    Would you please?


  2. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Aaron,

    I thought I had approved your comment. Shall I check that again?


  3. Dr. Geivett,
    This is off topic. I’m just wondering if you ever received my message I sent 5/29 under “Contact Doug.”


  4. Chris, apparently you’re mistaken.


  5. chris McElwee says:

    Dang. And today actually is my birthday.


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