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Thread: Why Do Americans Write Dates: Month-Day-Year?

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    Somewhere else GoaTlOver's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    I don't know why they're so crankypants about it. We use the metric system when it suits us. Like for 5K's.
    Yeah, but that's just because NOBODY wants to run 5 miles and 3 miles just doesn't sound far enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post


    Well that was interesting.. but didnt really give a definitive answer.

    On a personal note; having used both I prefer the middle-endian method.
    In the military, Americans write the day/month/year correctly, but not in real life for some inexplicable reason.
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    Because that is how God intended it to be. I hate year/month/day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engine-Ear View Post
    We don't use the metric system because we don't want to sound like we are buying drugs every time we go to the deli.....
    Here in America, we's don't use that damfool meteric system cuz we thinks it wuz invented by Commienists!

    Seriously. We have us a country here where we have Congressmen who say "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for everyone!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Here in America, we's don't use that damfool meteric system cuz we thinks it wuz invented by Commienists!

    Seriously. We have us a country here where we have Congressmen who say "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it ought to be good enough for everyone!"
    It's sad to see America failing so miserably in this particular attempt at universalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    It's sad to see America failing so miserably in this particular attempt at universalism.
    We Americans think that everybody should want to be just like us because, well, hell, why NOT?!? We're AMERICA!!

    So there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    In the military, Americans write the day/month/year correctly, but not in real life for some inexplicable reason.
    Soldiers have to be realists or dead.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15mXJvd7yrk
    Last edited by zaangalewa; 21st April 2018 at 01:07 AM.

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