1st July 1923
First published: 1st July 1923
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“Docenal! What’s that?” you may exclaim, "there’s no such word! ”Well, perhaps not; at least you may not find it in an English Dictionary at present, but it has the makings of a good word all the same. “Duodecimal” would perhaps have been more generally understood, but, apart from the two unnecessary syllables, "duodecimal” seems to emphasize the fact that twelve is ten and two, whereas we would rather have you regard ten as two less than a dozen, the dozen-the “round dozen ”-being the natural and more convenient unit of numeration.
Morgan E. Yeatman
Papers are to be read dealing with the metallurgical and electrical industries, aeronautics, &C., and excursions made to the "Usine de Gennevilliers de L’Union d’Electricitk,” to the “Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers,” and to the Eiffel Tower, &C.
W. E. W.
The first annual dinner under the new title was held at the Savoy Hotel on Wednesday,
February 7th, 1923, with the President, Mr. E. Fiander Etchells, in the chair.