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How do you write the date?

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    Is there a point to this poll anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eth0
    AFAIK, only Americans use MMDDYY and they didn't invent the English lanuage, so their way can't be correct.
    I do believe the American English is a mixture of French and English.
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    And Greek, Latin, Russian, etc. Basically every culture has added to the language so its really hard to say it came from one or two spots.

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    Is there a point to this poll anyway?
    Why does there have to be a point? This is the GD forum afterall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eth0
    AFAIK, only Americans use MMDDYY and they didn't invent the English lanuage, so their way can't be correct.
    I see MMDDYY quite a bit in Canadian english and our english is even closer to english english then american english is.



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    I do believe the American English is a mixture of French and English.
    French?!?!?! An insult!!!!


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    Day-Month-Year always done it that way, and it's "Twenty Third" not "Twenty Three" - the twenty third day of the month, not the twenty three for heavens sake.
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    >>You are all wrong. Everyone knows the proper way is as such:

    >>YMYDMYDY



    So, today is 20025044? Cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell
    Is there a point to this poll anyway?
    Yep.

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    Heh. Americans 1. British 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakkWylde969
    I do believe the American English is a mixture of French and English.

    hrm.... how about... NO. i am fluent in both and can say that there are no signs of french in american english. american english is just a perversion of the queens english.



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    Actually modern English does have a lot of French influence (sadly), but we can ignore that fact and say it is Latin influence instead, because French really comes from Latin.

    Latin influence comes mainly from when the Romans ruled England.

    French influence (which is just MORE Latin influence) comes from when Charlamagne came into the picture.

    Germanic influence has been come in from several different tribes.

    Then there are also still elements of old English and Gaelic of course.

    Overall 70% of English is from Latin roots (that includes the French part). 30% is Germanic in nature. However, I have heard that even though English is 70% Latin/30% Germanic, most of the most commonly used words in English are from Germanic origins. That makes sense I think. Because if I was using the 70% Latin part of my vocabulary, instead of saying "That makes sense I think", I would have said, "That rejuvinates my cognitative partition." Or something weird like that....
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    Influence /= mixture;

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    DDMMYYYY
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    YYYYMMDD

    just makes more sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitlike
    That may change once Florida votes.
    ROFL

    This poll proves only one thing: there are to many damn Americans/Canedians here

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