Huginn: It's the end of the year again.

Muninn: The mortals keep shifting it; it used to be what they now call October. The day of the dead, in many cultures, was the last day of October, the gate between the world of the living and the world of the dead.

H: It makes one itchy for calendar reform.

M: Interesting, that. I have seldom seen anyone use 'calendar' correctly, as an adjective based on 'calend'. Those Romans were good at structure, I must say.

H: I prefer Icelandic, though.

M: Yes, but the alphabet is like a thorn in the flesh.

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