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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    You ARE unique!!

    Just like everyone else!
    *I* am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Athletes run they way they do because they're not only competing with others, but running against the clock as well!
    Lol, good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    anti-clock wise?
    shouldn't that be counter clock wise?
    Both are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    Because months only go to 12, while days go to 31.
    In terms of time, is a month shorter or longer than a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galatin View Post
    The metre (British spelling and BIPM spelling[1]) or meter (American spelling) (from the French unit mètre, from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure") is the base unit of length in some metric systems, including the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is m.[2] The metre is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1second.[1]
    The metre was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. In 1799, it was redefined in terms of a prototype metre bar (the actual bar used was changed in 1889). In 1960, the metre was redefined in terms of a certain number of wavelengths of a certain emission line of krypton-86. In 1983, the current definition was adopted.

    There is also Something natural with the meter.......
    Yes, distance is metre. To measure gas or electric, you use a meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Both are the same.
    I know, I'm just keeping the mood light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    In terms of time, is a month shorter or longer than a day?
    Yes, yes, half a dozen of one, and 6 of the other...
    ...or should that be half a meter of one, and five of the other?
    ...things that make you go hmm....

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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.
    Exactly! Though I'm pretty sure when we designed our 2 liter bottles, that was to help out the rest of the world, too confused as to how to use a half gallon of coke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Maybe you should open up American colleges to more Americans instead.
    Why? We already know everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Gotta admit you're exceptional at firing needless shots at schools kids.
    Come on now... lets keep a fun thing fun.

    Joking about metric system =/= bringing up school shootings.

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