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Sabretooth 03-18-2009 01:51 AM

The Right Way to Write Dates
 
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

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

CommanderQ 03-18-2009 01:59 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 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2603162)
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 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2603162)
It's DD/MM/YY, bitches. :shades2:

Yes. This American MM/DD/YY system is confusing as hell.
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What gives man, no polls allowed on this goddamn zombie of a forum.
That sucks. :(

Astor 03-18-2009 10:26 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 10:33 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 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Astor Kaine (Post 2603236)
(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 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth InSidious (Post 2603244)
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.

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Originally Posted by Wikipedia
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 11:24 AM

"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 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth InSidious (Post 2603257)
"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 07:19 PM

Rabble rabble rabble!
Angry mob, assemble!

Samuel Dravis 03-19-2009 11:57 AM

I, as an American imperialist, consider MM/DD/YYYY to be the optimal configuration for date-writing.

LordOfTheFish 03-19-2009 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis (Post 2603568)
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 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish (Post 2603615)
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 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SW01 (Post 2603621)
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 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish (Post 2603615)
I think it's configured MM/DD/YY because dates are read Month/Day/Year. Make since to me.

Nonsince

LordOfTheFish 03-19-2009 10:27 PM

^lol. I get it, took me a minute but I get it. Wrong word.

CommanderQ 03-20-2009 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by LordOfTheFish (Post 2603759)
^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 03-21-2009 11:29 PM

I'll go with the norm and say it should be written MM/DD/YY... :xp:

Darth InSidious 03-21-2009 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by M@RS (Post 2604332)
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 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Darth InSidious (Post 2604343)
Wake up and smell the millipede stew, sheeple!

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

Darth InSidious 03-22-2009 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by M@RS (Post 2604361)
At least I'm not a Lemming... :xp:

No, but you are an eggman.

GeneralPloKoon 03-22-2009 12:53 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 08:44 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 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by TSR (Post 2604434)
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 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2603162)
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 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis (Post 2604461)
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 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2604468)
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 12:38 PM

lol@manifestdestiny

:xp:

jrrtoken 03-22-2009 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TSR (Post 2604488)
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/...estinybig2.jpg

GeneralPloKoon 03-22-2009 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2604468)
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 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth InSidious (Post 2604364)
No, but you are an eggman.

Yes, but you happen to be a saumensch.


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