I finally managed , belatedly , to get the new SUPERMAN series' #1 (at a newsstand account where it costs a dollar more ~ as with all DCU titles ~ $3.99) - and saw , in the incidia , that it is published bi-mothly !!!!!!!!!

  But the publicity - and th DC house ad - claims it's twice-monthly . 

  Which ???

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I haven't seen this, but if it's published twice a month the more accurate term would be semi-monthly.

Apparently there is a second meaning to bi-monthly that means the same as semi-monthly. This is stupid and inaccurate.

Bi-monthly means both twice a month and every other month. Weird but true.

You DO know that TPTB have decided that "literally" can now mean its exact opposite, right?

I'm guessing I shouldn't even bring up the whole flammable/inflammable thing.
 
Richard Willis said:

I haven't seen this, but if it's published twice a month the more accurate term would be semi-monthly.

Apparently there is a second meaning to bi-monthly that means the same as semi-monthly. This is stupid and inaccurate.

Don't get me started on this. I find it completely infuriating.

Doctor Hmmm? said:

You DO know that TPTB have decided that "literally" can now mean its exact opposite, right?

That is literally stupid.

Doctor Hmmm? said:

You DO know that TPTB have decided that "literally" can now mean its exact opposite, right?

...I could care less !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  BTW , a semi-monthly comic ~ Or , I guess , " bi-monthly " in this new sense (Well , we are always told " English is a living language " , but...:-0) ~ would come out with 24 issues a year .

  A bi-weekly would have 26 ishes .

I discovered this "bi-monthly" confusion when I was told at my vet's office that a wormer medication should be used "bi-annually." Fortunately I already knew it was supposed to be every six months, so I got into a discussion about it, and later discovered the crazy definition of bi-annually and bi-monthly.

The goal of communication should clarity, not confusion.

The second meaning of literally is the exact opposite of the first meaning.

Comics always used to know what bi-monthly meant.

The easier it becomes to do research the less people do it.  A youtube video tells me the original artist on the Vision was Steve Buscemi. And I'm shocked at how many people are convinced there was a story telling how the Original Vision created the android Vision.

I don't think I've seen any actual DC material calling those books bi-monthly, though. Every ad I've seen has said "Twice monthly, beginning in June" (or whenever).

Yep, that's what I was thinking.

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said:

I don't think I've seen any actual DC material calling those books bi-monthly, though. Every ad I've seen has said "Twice monthly, beginning in June" (or whenever).

That's not to say there's not confusion spread by inexact wording of retailers and people writing about them online. I'd probably call them biweekly books as a shorthand, but even that's not quite accurate -- there are still 5-week months with "skip" weeks, so there were actually three weeks between Batman #1 and #2. It'll happen again a few months down the line, I'm sure. 

For awhile they were putting out "fifth week" comics.

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