History of February: What Happens Now?

February is the month we love to misspell, or at least mispronounce, but you’re forgiven for dropping the first “r” as dissimilation causes people to do that when there are two “r”s or “l”s in close proximity to each other in a word.

The word came from the word Februa an ancient Roman purification festival around the time of the full moon that lent its name to the Roman deity. Februum in Latin…