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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It's similar to "bloody twits" being Brits.
    We now have NYC Rhyming Slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We now have NYC Rhyming Slang.
    You have to watch the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    It's a complete surprise to the rest of the world that the Americans write the date in the format "month/day/year" instead of "day/month/year" like everyone else. So "9/11" is in fact September the eleventh, and not the ninth of november. Even more ludicrous is the practice of writing the time as "minute:hour:second", this causes enormous problems if you work in an organisation which must function multinationally. So much confusion is caused by the crackpot American date and time formats.
    Really? I haven't paid attention. We write day\month\year. It's really intersting. Are there any strange differences like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Really? I haven't paid attention. We write day\month\year. It's really intersting. Are there any strange differences like this?
    Obviously, curmudgeon cannot tell time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Obviously, curmudgeon cannot tell time.
    What way of telling the time is popular in the States: Half past seven or seven thirty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    What way of telling the time is popular in the States: Half past seven or seven thirty?
    Both. In Europe it is "the sun's shadow crosses the little line between the 7 and the 8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Both. In Europe it is "the sun's shadow crosses the little line between the 7 and the 8".
    And how about the date? Do you really write month\day\year?

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    And how about the date? Do you really write month\day\year?
    Yes we do. We also say September 11th not 11th September.

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    Yes we do. We also say September 11th not 11th September.
    It's the worst date I have ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    It's the worst date I have ever heard.
    I'm not very fond of it either, anymore.

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