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by Luge
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

Not to mention for printed forms "11 September" and "September 11". Even when that's not the pronunciation, it's often the written form: ... unfortunately the forums think the links are spam, so you'll have to do it yourself. [behold the irony--I could spam the forums with a few...
by Luge
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I had no idea British people said "29th November" instead of "the 29th of November" or "November 29th." Even in V for Vendetta it's "Remember, remember the fifth of November." Do you still write 11/29? If you're going to say "29th November," you mig...
by Luge
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

candybrie4zo wrote:That's because we still refer to it as the 4th of July instead of July 4th, which was the format he was looking at.


Ah, yes. You're right - I think what I meant to say was, "4th of July should be a lot bigger, and I'm surprised that no one picked up on this".

L.
by Luge
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

In that case, the result for Feb 29th should be multiplied by 4 to remove that handicap. Survival of the fittest. Eventually 29th February will die out and be just another footnote in the calendar of history. ngrams is seriously flawed, anyway. It must be mostly technical textbooks and journals, be...
by Luge
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

Nice job there. Just goes to show the difference in reaction to the 11 Sept 2001 attacks has been inside the USA and in the rest of the English-speaking world. When it first happened, I think non-Americans generally referred to it as "11th September bombings" or similar. However, over tim...
by Luge
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"
Replies: 152
Views: 22717

Re: 1140: "Calendar of Meaningful Dates"

I'm a little surprised at this. Randall should know that in most of the English-speaking world, the date is said before the month i.e. 11th September. It's only in the U.S. that it's done the other way around. For 11th September, Compare: http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=11th+September+&...
by Luge
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Most romantic comics
Replies: 17
Views: 37131

Re: Most romantic comics

Does Sexylosers count?

L.
by Luge
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 206018

Re: Europe..?

Norway- Stavanger.

Mostly. London when I'm not.

L.
by Luge
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Degrees, Careers, and Straight-A's
Replies: 16
Views: 12233

Re: Degrees, Careers, and Straight-A's

I am from the UK, and I can confirm that we don't do majors and minors over here (or indeed in Europe at all). You choose a single subject and do that for 3-4 years. Some universities have "X with Y" degrees, which will contain around 20% of subject Y, but it will be forcussed entirely on ...

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