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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Gotta admit you're exceptional at firing needless shots at schools kids.
    And here I thought we were going to detour into a discussion on immigration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    I actually prefer metric. Imperial tool sets are a pain in the butt to use..

    No kidding... It's kind of shameful how many bolts and nuts I stubbornly stripped before I gave in and bought metric sockets and wrenches.

    Still use imperial screwdrivers though. I'm never giving those up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Gotta admit you're exceptional at firing needless shots at schools kids.
    Who is "you're"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    No kidding... It's kind of shameful how many bolts and nuts I stubbornly stripped before I gave in and bought metric sockets and wrenches.

    Still use imperial screwdrivers though. I'm never giving those up!
    Imperial screwdrivers > imperial star destroyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    And here I thought we were going to detour into a discussion on immigration!
    Looking forward to building that wall, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Looking forward to building that wall, aren't you?
    Me? You must have me confused with some other non-left-leaning poster. I've no quibble with borders and border enforcement, but a wall seems rather unwieldy and inefficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Me? You must have me confused with some other non-left-leaning poster. I've no quibble with borders and border enforcement, but a wall seems rather unwieldy and inefficient.
    And here I thought I was the cranky one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    And here I thought I was the cranky one.
    I think it must be going around today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Conversationally, we use month/day because that's how it works conversationally.

    "When's the picnic?"

    "August 12th."


    Almost no one says "The 12th of August."

    Writing the date as 8/12 is a natural extension of this.
    Ah, c'mon! We Americans say 'the Fourth of July' ALL the time!! Who says 'July fourth'?!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Ah, c'mon! We Americans say 'the Fourth of July' ALL the time!! Who says 'July fourth'?!??

    And, too, 'Cinco de Mayo'!

    Wait...
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