Q: How can I make
org-mode understand alternate day/month abbreviations?
org-mode uses the function
org-read-date when entering timestamps, scheduling dates, and creating deadlines. One may enter three-letter day or month abbreviations (e.g., "sun" for Sunday, "oct" for October), and
org-read-date recognizes them.
But: a few common abbreviations are longer than three letters -- e.g., I almost always write "tues" (rather than "tue") for Tuesday, "thurs" (rather than "thu") for Thursday, "sept" (rather than "sep") for September, and so on. The problem is that, the instant one gets past the third letter,
org-read-date no longer recognizes the abbreviation.
So the question is: how can I tell
org-read-date to accept these longer abbreviations in addition to the three-letter versions?
NB: I realize, of course, that I could just stop typing at the third letter, but the muscle memory is strongly-ingrained and I often don't realize I've used the longer abbreviation until much later when the item does not show up on the correct date in the agenda.