'Murica. I guess my country has some method to its madness... 100 possible years.... really now? realization Holy Balls
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #10 - winsauceiswin
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(05/24/2013) [-]
yes this is exactly what has always been the counter argument to the british way of day month year which is illogical.
#11 to #10 - restfullwicked
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no its not. we put them in the order they change. days change once every 24 hours, months change every 30 days and years change every 12 months. every other country puts them in that order either years first or days first.
User avatar #34 to #11 - OsamaBinLadenz
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You're both ******* retarded. Of course you both find each other's ways of listing dates illogical, because you grew up in a country where one way is the acceptable way, so you look at the other's way as illogical. Both of them are logical, they're just different methods. Both of you shut the **** up.
#35 to #34 - restfullwicked
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1 we arnt arguing. and this was posted ages ago.
2 i never said our way was better i just said it wasn't illogical and gave a reason for it.
3 WHO THE **** ASKED YOU
and 4, forget my third statement because if i wanted the opinion of an arsehole i would just **** something out.
User avatar #41 to #35 - fistoftheaxis
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About 3. If you post your opinion/comment on the internet, everyone who reads it have the right to comment, criticize, applaud or scrutinize you and your comment.
User avatar #36 to #35 - OsamaBinLadenz
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1. I never said you were arguing.
2. Did I say you found it to be better? No, I said you found the other's statement illogical.
3. Well, who asked you?
4. Heh.
User avatar #28 to #11 - winsauceiswin
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it's illogical
#30 to #28 - restfullwicked
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once again no it isnt. i will admit that england does some ******* random things but the way we do it makes sense. Too many americans act like "herpa derpa, everything we do is the best way of doing it".
there is a reason why the rest of the planet does things in that order. im not saying americans dont have a good reason for doing it differently but that doesn't automatically make it the best way.
User avatar #50 to #30 - winsauceiswin
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no, it is a fact that it's illogical
User avatar #13 to #11 - PgFalcon
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if you wrote them as year/month/day then you'd at least have something to back up your 'logical' reasons behind the ordering of them like that, as then it would be useful for archiving systems, but otherwise it's just another arbitrary construct that everyone has agreed upon.
User avatar #14 to #11 - PgFalcon
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And ultimately, when there is no logical 'best answer' the best system to choose is the one that is most comfortable... and personally I think that when you think of the date you don't say "It's the fifth of may" unless you come from one of those spanish speaking countries. You say "it's May fifth". The year comes last as an afterthought.
#17 to #14 - yuwzernaym
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But... I say "the fifth of may"....
User avatar #19 to #17 - PgFalcon
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That's twice as many words, and sounds simplistic with all those small, useless words in there. Something that lesser languages do quite frequently, for whatever reason.

In english adjectives come before the noun. Therefore it stands to reason that a descriptive word, aka the month, comes before the word that it's applied to, aka the precise date within the month. The fifth of may is like saying the car of blue. I'd rather say blue car, wouldn't you?
#29 to #14 - restfullwicked
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i don't. the correct, or at least the old fashioned english way of saying the date is the twenty forth of may two thousand and thirteen. i dont know anyone that says the month first.
User avatar #5 - aldheim
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100 possible years.... really now?
#6 to #5 - anon id: 92097af6
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While the phrasing was off, he means 00-99. Which give 100 possible options for the last 2 digits in the date.
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User avatar #27 to #15 - kandazz
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13
User avatar #24 - mykoira
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100 possible years?
User avatar #25 to #24 - zukowashere [OP]
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You can express 100 different number combinations from 00-99. I guess my wording is just off.
User avatar #26 to #25 - mykoira
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well that way yes
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User avatar #45 to #37 - weinerdick
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Hour minute second milisecond
What're you talking about?
User avatar #44 to #37 - theguythatisnotyou
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We do.
#20 - allamericandude
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I love how people get all ********** about this, as if it's an argument about english vs. metric units, when in actual fact it makes no ******* difference at all. It's just different conventions.
I love how people get all ********** about this, as if it's an argument about english vs. metric units, when in actual fact it makes no ******* difference at all. It's just different conventions.
#21 to #20 - zukabazuka
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Metric system vs American child measurement system is so damn different.
Same goes for DD/MM/YYYY vs MM/DD/YYYY, if both DD and MM are under 12 it becomes a problem knowing what date it is.
User avatar #42 to #21 - eiaisqzbsesb
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*Imperial system.


sorry.
User avatar #23 to #21 - allamericandude
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My point is that their is no special advantage or preference between DD/MM/YY and MM/DD/YY. They represent the exact same information, the units of measurement are exactly the same, everything about them is the same--except for the order in which they're written, which is superficial.

It's like the difference between countries that drive on the right- or left-hand side of the road. Driving on one particular side of the road doesn't improve road safety, increase efficiency, or anything else. It's just different.
#38 - pearfield
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"100 possible years"
User avatar #48 to #38 - torky
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I think he means

00 - 99

the last numbers being used for years, we don't spell it out 1993 just '93
User avatar #18 - Generation
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No, its because of the order you say it

Month Day Year
i.e. today is May 24th 2013, or 05/24/13

In other countries its
24 de Mayo 2013 (or in that countries respective language), or 24/05/13
User avatar #31 to #18 - simplygabriele
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You can also say "24th of May, 2013".

Just saying.
User avatar #47 to #31 - weinerdick
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It feels more clunky, though
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User avatar #22 - ultimoz
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Ever heard of Chronology?
User avatar #9 - lothet
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No sorry, it's just retarded.
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