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    "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    Robert De Niro has not had a change of heart about Donald Trump since the businessman and former reality TV star became president-elect.
    In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actor said of Trump's victory, "I feel like I did after 9/11." He added, "We'll just see what happens. There will be many, many, many, many, many people watching."
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    Re: "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    It means that he feels the same way after Donald Trump won the election as he did after the attacks on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. I think you can probably imagine how he felt then.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    De Niro's remark is outrageous.

    Nobody died this time.

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    Re: "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    We Americans write dates numerically as month number/day number/year, so September 11th is "9/11".
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    Re: "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We Americans write dates numerically as month number/day number/year, so September 11th is "9/11".
    The other day, I was paying in my American check at my English bank, where it was initially turned down by the teller as she insisted on telling me that it was late. I said to her, 'Them Americans write dates numerically as month number/day number/year, so November 2nd (11/2) is "2/11".' She then got it right and my money was luvvly-jubbly in my account in an instant!

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    Re: "I feel like I did after 9/11."

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    The other day, I was paying in my American check at my English bank, where it was initially turned down by the teller as she insisted on telling me that it was late. I said to her, 'Them Americans write dates numerically as month number/day number/year, so November 2nd (11/2) is "2/11".' She then got it right and my money was luvvly-jubbly in my account in an instant!
    When I lived in Canada for a few years, I adapted to the day/month/year format that's usually used up there. It's not universal, though, so you can't always be sure what date someone has written.
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