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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 16:22 #223157

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I dont like the Americanizing of Australia at all, America is fine, the UK is fine as is Europe and the rest of the world but I reckon Australia should always be Australia
Our own funny country that laughs at each other and we generally get along pretty well

But Halloween and calling everyone bud or buddy is not on, like fries and chips, beetroot in burgers and pineapple

And that Yanky spelling, tyres go rims not tires, we paint things a certain colour not color, we have Mums not Moms

You get my drift, this is not a rant

Now America and it's ridiculous way of writing dates

today is the 6th of July 2021 in the rest of the world or at least over the next 20 hours it will be, but not the good old U.S. of A it will be July 6 2021

Does my bloody head in, why America? why?

Well I always thought this just a American thing until recently and I was following my other passion, trains and discovered this photo



Well check out how the date is written

Did we once write the date like this in Australia ?
It never really crossed my mind until this thread went a little off track and I have just taken it a bit further

Sorry Brocky no offence meant in any of this or anyone else that I may have upset with this post

Paul

don't know if this helps but the Railway Commissioner was Harold W Clapp. I believe he was American hence the American look our Victorian Railways took. He seems to have been the last commissioner to put the railway's interests ahead of his political masters.
Having lived through a pandemic I now understand all the painting of fat people on couches!
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 16:26 #223158

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We always hear sayings that can annoy and my pet one over the last few years has been "yeah. no" So which is It? You should be allowed to cuff these idiots up the lug hole when they say stuff like that!
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 16:48 #223162

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Latin roots.

er = "one who" such as Trucker means one who trucks, Jumper means one who jumps, Driver one who drives.

ies is a collective noun. With words such as groupies, schoolies or foodies it has come to collectively describe members of a group.

Bottom line is either Truckies or Truckers could be correct in most circumstances.

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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 19:12 #223169

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The one big thing which gives me the Tom Tits lately is people of all walks of life begin a sentence with "SO, I.......), no matter what they are talking about. Why would you begin a sentence with SO?

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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 19:18 #223171

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"Like, why wouldn't you?"
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 20:42 #223174

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May pet hate is when people (especially politicians), end a sentence with, “going forward”. Two totally unnecessary words.
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 21:30 #223177

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Not cropping up lately is “At this point in time” instead of “Now”
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 21:47 #223180

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Thank you Lang for dragging that most annoying and over used word of late, "like".
Too often the younger genertion are not able to complete one sentence with out the use of that words. More cuffing to be done on that as well.
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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 21:57 #223181

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I dont like the Americanizing of Australia at all, America is fine, the UK is fine as is Europe and the rest of the world but I reckon Australia should always be Australia
Our own funny country that laughs at each other and we generally get along pretty well

But Halloween and calling everyone bud or buddy is not on, like fries and chips, beetroot in burgers and pineapple

And that Yanky spelling, tyres go rims not tires, we paint things a certain colour not color, we have Mums not Moms

You get my drift, this is not a rant

Now America and it's ridiculous way of writing dates

today is the 6th of July 2021 in the rest of the world or at least over the next 20 hours it will be, but not the good old U.S. of A it will be July 6 2021

Does my bloody head in, why America? why?

Well I always thought this just a American thing until recently and I was following my other passion, trains and discovered this photo



Well check out how the date is written

Did we once write the date like this in Australia ?
It never really crossed my mind until this thread went a little off track and I have just taken it a bit further

Sorry Brocky no offence meant in any of this or anyone else that I may have upset with this post

Paul

don't know if this helps but the Railway Commissioner was Harold W Clapp. I believe he was American hence the American look our Victorian Railways took. He seems to have been the last commissioner to put the railway's interests ahead of his political masters.


I was talking to Mum today about this photo and she can never recall people in Australia writing the date like they do in the U.S.

We also went down the line of thought ab oout Harold Clapp maybe had something to do with it but Harold Clapp had been dead 4 years by this stage so I dont know

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Sometimes Sayings. 07 Jul 2021 22:13 #223182

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It is pretty confusing. I agree with you DMY has always been our method.

Here is what Mr Wiki says on the subject. The safest bet is to write the month then the year and day take care of themselves. Very common usage in the military is 12 Aug 75 then regardless of what system is used by recipients they will not make a mistake.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

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