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12-05-2015, 12:51 PM
RE: Fun facts / Palindrome week
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12-05-2015, 01:02 PM
RE: Fun facts / Palindrome week
(11-05-2015 05:32 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  But only if you're a retarded American who gets the date around the wrong way.

day/month/year is obviously the correct manner in which to write a date.
small/less small/least small.

Because it sounds infinitely less retarded in spoken English to say "May twelfth, twenty fifteen" instead of "twelfth (twelve) May, twenty fifteen".

Americans seem to be the only ones who understand this; thus, giving us the m/d/y format.

Furthermore:

Hey, when is your appointment?

It's May twelfth.
or
It's twelve May/It's the twelfth of May.

There is really no contest here.

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12-05-2015, 03:29 PM
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(12-05-2015 01:02 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(11-05-2015 05:32 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  But only if you're a retarded American who gets the date around the wrong way.

day/month/year is obviously the correct manner in which to write a date.
small/less small/least small.

Because it sounds infinitely less retarded in spoken English to say "May twelfth, twenty fifteen" instead of "twelfth (twelve) May, twenty fifteen".

Americans seem to be the only ones who understand this; thus, giving us the m/d/y format.

Furthermore:

Hey, when is your appointment?

It's May twelfth.
or
It's twelve May/It's the twelfth of May.

There is really no contest here.

I think it's just because you're used to saying/hearing it that way. Twelfth of May only sounds slightly less natural to me. Kind of like 10:30 vs. half past ten; or 10:45 vs. quarter to eleven. Six of one, half dozen of the other...
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12-05-2015, 04:52 PM
RE: Fun facts / Palindrome week
(12-05-2015 01:02 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(11-05-2015 05:32 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  But only if you're a retarded American who gets the date around the wrong way.

day/month/year is obviously the correct manner in which to write a date.
small/less small/least small.

Because it sounds infinitely less retarded in spoken English to say "May twelfth, twenty fifteen" instead of "twelfth (twelve) May, twenty fifteen".

Americans seem to be the only ones who understand this; thus, giving us the m/d/y format.

Furthermore:

Hey, when is your appointment?

It's May twelfth.
or
It's twelve May/It's the twelfth of May.

There is really no contest here.

Nobody says 12th May, they say 12th of May which sounds fine.
Even in conversation (such as your appointment example) people say 12th of May, not May 12th.

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12-05-2015, 05:17 PM
RE: Fun facts / Palindrome week
It may disrupt the fabric of the universe, but I am forced to agree with muffs...

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12-05-2015, 05:28 PM
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Quote:I am forced to agree with muffs...

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13-05-2015, 09:51 AM
RE: Fun facts / Palindrome week
(12-05-2015 01:02 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Furthermore:

Hey, when is your appointment?

It's May twelfth.
or
It's twelve May/It's the twelfth of May.

There is really no contest here.

"Twelve May" is exactly how we say it in the US military. Every other variation is just wrong. Tongue

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13-05-2015, 10:32 AM
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The complaints are nonsense... You complain well it's not in order or some smallest to largest manner? So? That's arbitrary anyhow, who cares for order? Order is a foolish system to try to create.

Just like the Celsius/Fahrenheit contrast. Well I don't need to know that 100 C is the boiling point of water, I don't hold thermometers over my stove. Keep on being annoying 'Merica! Thumbsup

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13-05-2015, 12:16 PM
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(13-05-2015 10:32 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  The complaints are nonsense... You complain well it's not in order or some smallest to largest manner? So? That's arbitrary anyhow, who cares for order? Order is a foolish system to try to create.

Order improves clarity, clarity improves communication, communication improves understanding.

Quote:Just like the Celsius/Fahrenheit contrast. Well I don't need to know that 100 C is the boiling point of water, I don't hold thermometers over my stove. Keep on being annoying 'Merica! Thumbsup

What? Consider

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13-05-2015, 12:25 PM
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(13-05-2015 12:16 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(13-05-2015 10:32 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  The complaints are nonsense... You complain well it's not in order or some smallest to largest manner? So? That's arbitrary anyhow, who cares for order? Order is a foolish system to try to create.

Order improves clarity, clarity improves communication, communication improves understanding.

Quote:Just like the Celsius/Fahrenheit contrast. Well I don't need to know that 100 C is the boiling point of water, I don't hold thermometers over my stove. Keep on being annoying 'Merica! Thumbsup

What? Consider

Or does it merely improve the illusion of leading to understanding?

People have stated in the same vain of making it easier to understand, that Celsius is better because it's clearly noted as 0 for water freezing and 100 is where water boils. That's just an arbitrary distinction point that isn't relevant to anyone's life, so it isn't improving any understanding at any real level.

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