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      09-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #23
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Bi-monthly would be once every two months
Semi-monthly is twice per month

Just to clarify.
Those are the terms that I prefer to use as well, but technically bi-monthly can mean every other month OR twice per month. The term is ambiguous.

Semi-monthly, on the other hand, is definitively twice per month.
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Lol you literally just said the same thing I did.
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You don't need an "expert" to figure any of this out. This kind of analysis requires grade school level math.
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Lol you literally just said the same thing I did.
If you believe that, you need to brush up on your reading comprehension skills.
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If you believe that, you need to brush up on your reading comprehension skills.
I think it's the other way around. I said biweekly is every two weeks and bimonthly is twice per month. You then go on to say the exact same thing...
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I think it's the other way around. I said biweekly is every two weeks and bimonthly is twice per month. You then go on to say the exact same thing...
As I said, the terms are ambiguous. On top of that, the way you are using them is wrong and adds even more unnecessary confusion.

If you are going to use bi-weekly to refer to once every two weeks, why wouldn't you use bi-monthly to describe once every two months? Using it to describe something that takes place twice per month makes absolutely no sense in that context. When you use bi-weekly to refer to every two weeks you would use semi-monthly to refer to twice per month.

You are using the terms inconsistently. End of story.
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As I said, the terms are ambiguous. On top of that, the way you are using them is wrong and adds even more unnecessary confusion.

If you are going to use bi-weekly to refer to once every two weeks, why wouldn't you use bi-monthly to describe once every two months? Using it to describe something that takes place twice per month makes absolutely no sense in that context. When you use bi-weekly to refer to every two weeks you would use semi-monthly to refer to twice per month.

You are using the terms inconsistently. End of story.
Lol whatever you say man. Re-read my post and you will see I mention both bi-monthly and semi-monthly can be used interchangeably. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone here.

For your reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bimonthly
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