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Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by fedupdon, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. fedupdon

    fedupdon New Member

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    At five minutes and six seconds after 4 AM on the 8th of July this year, the time and date will be 04:05:06 07/08/09. This will never happen again!
     
  2. 94z07

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    But it will happen 24 times that day!
     

  3. TranterUK

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    But it wont happen in the UK. We place the day first, then the month and year. :)
     
  4. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Does that mean there will never be a 2109, 2209, 2309, 2409 ... ???? :p :D

    Pops
     
  5. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

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    that will only happen twice, not 24 times
     
  6. FTK87

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    it will only happen once, the second time it will be 16:05:06 7/8/09
     
  7. 4EvrLearning

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    true, 94z...once in every time zone (even though the Brits and others are making it difficult! :) )
     
  8. TranterUK

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    Heres the thing 4Evr, I think it may just be you lot making it difficult.

    While I cant speak for every country on earth, I can say the representatives of the UK, Brasil and Germany currently in our house do it our way! :p
     
  9. Even some Americans do, Tranter. Me, for example. :D When I write out my dates, as on a check, I always use the European form (as in, 11 April 2009) because it is clearer and doesn't require commas. If using the abbreviated form in the States though (like 11/4/09), it can cause confusion. Is the intended date November 4, 2009 or 11 April 2009? By the way, do you use periods instead of slashes or dashes when you abbreviate dates, as in 11.4.09? Some Europeans seem to prefer that style I've noticed. ;) Just curious.
     
  10. TranterUK

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    Pistol, we tend to use slashes / in the UK, The Gemans use what you call periods. And I am currently keeping my distance from the Brasilian representative.....So will ask later.
     
  11. 4EvrLearning

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    Tranter...stand back.......... *hair flip!* :D
     
  12. Yes, I've noticed that in my e-mail conversations with my German friends, Tranter. They do seem to prefer the period (or dot) over the slash or dash for some reason.

    As for avoiding the Brazilian rep, it sounds to me like she might be saving up some "Honey dos" for you, as in Honey do this, and Honey do that. :D;)
     
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  14. 4EvrLearning

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    ohhhhhhhhhh THAT Brasilian rep!! haha, you two!
     
  15. 4EvrLearning

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    LOL Lurpy...I loved the math joke as it reminded me of my recently departed F-I-L, who had a PhD in nuclear physics and could do more math in his head, and faster, than anyone I've ever met! (He did have friends, though :) )