A week is a unit of time equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for short cycles of days in most parts of the world. The days are often used to indicate common work days and rest days, as well as days of worship. Weeks are often mapped against yearly calendars, but are typically not the basis for them, as weeks are not based on astronomy. The modern seven-day week can be traced back to the Babylonians, who used it within their calendar. Other ancient cultures had different week lengths, including ten in Egypt and an eight-day week for Etruscans. The Etruscan week was adopted by the Ancient Romans, but they later moved to a seven-day week, which had spread across Western Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. In 321 CE, Emperor Constantine officially decreed a seven-day week in the Roman Empire, including making Sunday a public holiday. This later spread across Europe, then the rest of the world. In English, the names of the days of the week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In many languages, the days of the week are named after gods or planets visible to the eye. Such a week may be called a planetary week.Cultures vary in which days of the week are designated the first and the last, though virtually all have Saturday, Sunday or Monday as the first day. The Geneva-based ISO standards organization uses Monday as the first day of the week in its ISO week date system through the international ISO 8601 standard. Most of Europe and China consider Monday the first day of the week, most of North America and South Asia consider Sunday the first day, while Saturday is judged as the first day of the week in much of the Middle East and North Africa. Other regions are mixed, but typically observe either Sunday or Monday as the first day. The Christian and Jewish weeks begin on Sunday (a day of worship) and end with a sabbath day, both following the interpretation in the Hebrew Bible in which God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weeks is ranked #831 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Weeks surname appeared 41,565 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Weeks.
84.3% or 35,073 total occurrences were White.
9.9% or 4,144 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 1,018 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 752 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 349 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 229 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Weeks' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #682
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Weeks' in Written Corpus Frequency: #461
The numerical value of Weeks in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Weeks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks.
Eyal Press writes in The New Yorker. Audm subscribers can listen to that article.)In the rest of today’s newsletter, we look more closely at the 10 states.Furthest alongInitiatives seem most likely to happen soon in two states.In Ohio, a coalition of abortion rights groups is collecting signatures to place an initiative on the ballot this year that would protect access through roughly the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. For now, most abortions remain legal in Ohio, thanks to a court ruling blocking a ban.In South Dakota, organizers are optimistic that they can collect the signatures needed for an initiative next year. It is a compromise measure that would seek to reinstate the minimum access required by the Roe v. Wade decision. All abortions would be legal in the first trimester (roughly 12 weeks), and some would be in the second trimester.Early effortsIn several other states, efforts have begun, but they’re less advanced.In Missouri, advocates have not yet settled on one approach. Some petitions — an early step to putting an initiative on the ballot — would protect most abortion access until 24 weeks of pregnancy. Others would be narrower and let the state enact parental consent laws.In Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a near-total ban, advocates are hoping to place an initiative on the ballot that would allow most abortions until 24 weeks. But the state’s pro-marijuana movement helps highlight the slowness of the effort: Organizers of a 2024 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana have already raised $30 million and collected nearly all the required signatures — while organizers of an abortion initiative are just getting started.Arizona has tough rules for ballot initiatives, requiring hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition.
If I knew how the next six weeks, eight weeks played out, and we were in constructive dialogue, then you look at it very differently than if we go another six, eight weeks and we still don’t have any dialogue, we’ll continue with the conversations we’re having with their shareholders and see where that goes.
We've got to practice three weeks, get the kinks out, then we've got to practice three weeks with the crew, and then go out for four months. It's just a huge chunk of time out of life.
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