once in a lifetime (in Off-topic)

House April 4 2006 1:46 AM EDT

This Wednesday at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

Stephen April 4 2006 1:48 AM EDT

Not if you are from the civilized world where that date is the 4th May

Flamey April 4 2006 1:52 AM EDT

im in a civilised world :), american dates always confuse me.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] April 4 2006 1:57 AM EDT

lol, that's cool! Thanks for the heads up! Now I'm going to have to go celebrate it being 1:02:03 4/5/6

AdminG Beee April 4 2006 2:50 AM EDT

01:02:03 05/04/06 doesn't really do much for me.
Why do you silly Americanz have to do mm/dd/yy ? I mean, that's like starting the alphabet B, A, C...

dd/mm/yy folks ;-)

Flamey April 4 2006 3:06 AM EDT

go, G Beee, tell those Americanz today is the 4th of April, 2006.

spell properly! my Favourite Armour is the TSA!

a majority of the world use the letter "u" in lost of words!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 3:17 AM EDT

The U's in the lost words don't count, Flamey.

deifeln April 4 2006 3:27 AM EDT


If I asked you what today's date was would you say:

A. April 4th, 2006


B. 4th April, 2006


Special J April 4 2006 3:28 AM EDT

In GB's defense, the word 'of' is left out of shorthand.

USA, not USoA.

Carry on ;)

deifeln April 4 2006 3:31 AM EDT

Thanks Special_J...I have written both out below...which is easier to say?

"April fourth, 2006"

"The fourth of April, 2006"

Special J April 4 2006 3:33 AM EDT

Well, those people drink warm beer, eat the guts of animals stuffed with things people should not eat and drive on the wrong side of the road!

Easy is not their game sir!

Ankh-Weasel [Non-ASCII Characters] April 4 2006 3:37 AM EDT

And you may ask yourself:
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself:
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself:
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself:
This is not my beautiful wife!

deifeln April 4 2006 3:38 AM EDT


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 3:45 AM EDT

It's the fourth of April silly! ;) Usually the 'the' gets dropped, and sometimes the 'of' gets merged with the 'fourth' or shortened to 'o'. :)

April fourth doesn't make sense.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] April 4 2006 3:54 AM EDT

Uhm, yes it does GL. You're just not used to it ;) But we already all kind of knew that.

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] April 4 2006 3:55 AM EDT

To Americans April 4th sounds better because that is what we are used to but ironically we all say 4th of July instead for that day. Fancy that, the day we celebrate for our independence from the English and we say how you do;)

QBJohnnywas April 4 2006 4:07 AM EDT

I browsed through forums briefly earlier today. Then I logged off and came to work. I've been wondering why I was singing Talking Heads on the journey. Now I know.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 4:36 AM EDT

What does 'April fourth' mean then?

The fourth day of April? As in 'the fourth of April' maybe? April fourth doesn't mean anything.

'April the fourth' isn't the same as 'the fourth of April'.

Ah, pedantry reigns supreme! :D

QBJohnnywas April 4 2006 4:40 AM EDT

It's the Fourth Of APRIL!!!!

It's only the other way around for bad Star Wars jokes.

As in May The......

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 4:41 AM EDT

Fourth be with you! :D

Stephen April 4 2006 5:09 AM EDT

As Yoda would say, "Why do Americans dates in the wrong order construct?:

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:23 AM EDT

dd/mm/yyyy is the only logical way to do it!

AdminG Beee April 4 2006 8:26 AM EDT

Oh look, the Americanz are starting to wake up :D

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:30 AM EDT

Hey! I'm Canadian!

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 8:30 AM EDT

Beee doesn't read well, or he's got the same command of geography as poor GL.

bartjan April 4 2006 8:35 AM EDT

yyyy-mm-dd is the only logical way to do it!

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:37 AM EDT

That, too, is logical. So there are two valid date systems...

AdminG Beee April 4 2006 8:42 AM EDT

Canadianz / Americanz, aren't you all the same thing anyway?

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:45 AM EDT

Nope, Canadians use s not z, we say honour not honor, armour not armor, and we probably need to use nospellcheck in order to make our point! And we don't really say "eh", that's just what the Americanz think ;)

Rizz April 4 2006 8:49 AM EDT

"ruff", "roof" - you don't want to know how annoying that is..

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:55 AM EDT

I, and everyone I know, say "roof".

GL, in another thread I noticed you say you use elevators to travel floors - I thought you used lifts over there!

Maelstrom April 4 2006 9:04 AM EDT

Oops, you corrected yourself. Catching up with that thread now ;)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 4 2006 10:57 AM EDT

My theory

Those countries that begin with the year first have citizens so intoxicated most the time, they don't know what year it is...follow that on down the line
to the prim and proper folk who start with DD...

AdminG Beee April 4 2006 8:05 PM EDT

I've never been called "prim and proper" before. Thanks, I think...

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] April 4 2006 8:14 PM EDT

Actually this is a twice in a lifetime event, considering there is an AM and a PM.

Thraklight Resonance April 4 2006 9:35 PM EDT

Military time will kill the p.m., though, by turning it into 13:02:03 04/05/06.

{CB1}Lukeyman April 4 2006 10:18 PM EDT

No boy, it'll still be 1 military time or not, geeze :p

Mem April 4 2006 11:40 PM EDT

How do you know I won't live to the age of 124? I could live to see the next 01:02:03 04/05/06. I could!

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] April 5 2006 2:14 AM EDT

lol....we found yet another excuse for champagne and drunken shenanigans at 1am today XD
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