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Sabretooth
03-18-2009, 02:51 AM
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

What gives man, no polls allowed on this goddamn zombie of a forum.

CommanderQ
03-18-2009, 02:59 AM
DD/MM/YY? Well, that makes sense...since we've been doing that forever!! Anyway, not much gives. No polls?! We need a moderator on this forum, dag nammit!!:D

TSR
03-18-2009, 06:05 AM
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

Hell to the yeah.

Confusing as hell when you get all the yanky types giving it the MM/DD/YY treatment. Often I find myself thinking they've invented new months.

i.e its the 4th day of the 18th month you say?

Whats with that? I demand an explanation.

Darth InSidious
03-18-2009, 11:13 AM
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

Yes. This American MM/DD/YY system is confusing as hell.

What gives man, no polls allowed on this goddamn zombie of a forum.
That sucks. :(

Astor
03-18-2009, 11:26 AM
Bloody Colonials and their dating systems... :p

DD/MM/YY is how it should be - MM/DD/YY is incredibly confusing - I can accept it for important dates (such as 9/11, but this often causes people to ask 'What happened on the 9th of November?'), but it's annoying.

CommanderQ
03-18-2009, 11:33 AM
Bloody Colonials??!! We're independent!!:D

Yeah, this stuff gets confusing, but one can accept a system like that...even if the so-called 'bloody colonials' made it...:D

Darth InSidious
03-18-2009, 11:44 AM
(such as 9/11, but this often causes people to ask 'What happened on the 9th of November?'), but it's annoying.
9/11 is three numbers and a slash. It is a meaningless piece of jargon.

I believe you mean the World Trade Center attacks which took place on September 11th 2001.

Sabretooth
03-18-2009, 12:05 PM
9/11 is three numbers and a slash. It is a meaningless piece of jargon.

I believe you mean the World Trade Center attacks which took place on September 11th 2001.

The September 11 attacks (often referred to as nine-eleven, written 9/11) were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001.

You were saying...?

Darth InSidious
03-18-2009, 12:24 PM
"Nine-eleven" is an equally meaningless load of fetid dingo's kidneys.

I refuse to stand for this most rancid neologism.

Sabretooth
03-18-2009, 12:29 PM
"Nine-eleven" is an equally meaningless load of fetid dingo's kidneys.

I refuse to stand for this most rancid neologism.

And you dismiss the press' techniques of manipulating the masses into making brands of terrorist acts and using handy catchphrases to incite moral panic?

I don't know about, Darth InSidious, but I look at press and marketing techniques as a modern form of art worth analysing and savouring.

TSR
03-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Rabble rabble rabble!
Angry mob, assemble!

Samuel Dravis
03-19-2009, 12:57 PM
I, as an American imperialist, consider MM/DD/YYYY to be the optimal configuration for date-writing.

LordOfTheFish
03-19-2009, 04:11 PM
I, as an American imperialist, consider MM/DD/YYYY to be the optimal configuration for date-writing.

And there you have it. :carms:

I think it's configured MM/DD/YY because dates are read Month/Day/Year. Make sence to me.

SW01
03-19-2009, 04:33 PM
I think it's configured MM/DD/YY because dates are read Month/Day/Year. Make since to me.

Over here it's read day/month/year though! :xp:

CommanderQ
03-19-2009, 09:18 PM
Over here it's read day/month/year though! :xp:

SW01, we are the Yanks, the bloody colonials...we always try to be different:D

Sabretooth
03-19-2009, 11:16 PM
I think it's configured MM/DD/YY because dates are read Month/Day/Year. Make since to me.
Nonsince

LordOfTheFish
03-19-2009, 11:27 PM
^lol. I get it, took me a minute but I get it. Wrong word.

CommanderQ
03-20-2009, 01:26 AM
^lol. I get it, took me a minute but I get it. Wrong word.


Hee hee, that's true, I just noticed that...high five, Yank! *High Fives*

M@RS
03-22-2009, 12:29 AM
I'll go with the norm and say it should be written MM/DD/YY... :xp:

Darth InSidious
03-22-2009, 12:54 AM
I'll go with the norm and say it should be written MM/DD/YY... :xp:

Wake up and smell the millipede stew, sheeple!

M@RS
03-22-2009, 01:48 AM
Wake up and smell the millipede stew, sheeple!

At least I'm not a Lemming... :xp:

Darth InSidious
03-22-2009, 01:49 AM
At least I'm not a Lemming... :xp:

No, but you are an eggman.

GeneralPloKoon
03-22-2009, 01:53 AM
The other date systems confuse me...darn American education is rotting my brain! Month/Day/Year is the only thing I know!

TSR
03-22-2009, 09:44 AM
Silly Americans. Put it this way.

"it's the 4th day of the 12 month in the year 2012"

or

"It's the 12th month and the 4th day in the year 2012"

DD/MM/YY FTW.

Samuel Dravis
03-22-2009, 12:19 PM
Silly Americans. Put it this way.

"it's the 4th day of the 12 month in the year 2012"

or

"It's the 12th month and the 4th day in the year 2012"Except... we don't use it that way! It would never be read out loud like that. We'd just say: twelve four twentytwelve" or "December fourth, Twentytwelve." The arrangement of the dates is culturally implied and no one has any trouble understanding it. ^_^

stoffe
03-22-2009, 12:19 PM
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

What gives man, no polls allowed on this goddamn zombie of a forum.

I prefer YYYY-MM-DD, leaves less ambiguity. :)

Sabretooth
03-22-2009, 12:29 PM
Except... we don't use it that way! It would never be read out loud like that. We'd just say: twelve four twentytwelve" or "December fourth, Twentytwelve." The arrangement of the dates is culturally implied and no one has any trouble understanding it. ^_^
See, that's what's wrong with you Americans. You only see the superficial side of things, never questioning, never reasoning, never looking deeper. Have you ever questioned as to whatever Twelve Four TwentyTwelve is supposed to even mean?

:carms:

Samuel Dravis
03-22-2009, 12:54 PM
See, that's what's wrong with you Americans. You only see the superficial side of things, never questioning, never reasoning, never looking deeper. Have you ever questioned as to whatever Twelve Four TwentyTwelve is supposed to even mean?

:carms:You know, sabre, that REM made a song quite a while ago which goes a little like this:

"It's the end of the world and I feel fine!"

Well, that's the American attitude towards that date. Why do we feel fine about it? We're not ignorant of it-- oh no. How could we be ignorant if we're planning World Domination the very same day?

In fact, sabre, you might say that the the prophecy was about us. :carms:

TSR
03-22-2009, 01:38 PM
lol@manifestdestiny

:xp:

jrrtoken
03-22-2009, 03:36 PM
lol@manifestdestiny

:xp:To Do:
Philippines
Guam
Puerto Rico
Panama
Alaska
Hawaii
United Kingdom

Sorry, but we need to protect our corporate interests in the UK.

http://www.amovingtrain.com/catalog/images/manifest-destinybig2.jpg

GeneralPloKoon
03-22-2009, 10:32 PM
See, that's what's wrong with you Americans. You only see the superficial side of things, never questioning, never reasoning, never looking deeper. Have you ever questioned as to whatever Twelve Four TwentyTwelve is supposed to even mean?

:carms:
Us Americans are fools! :p I want to live in the UK to feel less foolish.

LordOfTheFish
03-22-2009, 10:55 PM
No, but you are an eggman.

Yes, but you happen to be a saumensch.