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View Poll Results: Which clock system do you prefer and/or wish that the United States should use?
12 hours (AM/PM) 25 40.32%
24 hours (00.00 - 23.59) 37 59.68%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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hey dumbo scence is spelled sense!
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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hey dumbo scence is spelled sense!
Not according to the instigator of this (and many other threads).

Ah, my sarcasm is lost on the ignorant!
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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Because you're just not use to it...it
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Does Sweden Use 24 hour Clock System?
Sweden uses the same type of clock as everyone else. They use that rediculous 24 hour time in most of their printed material only, like television program guides, etc. Even when refering to time in the evening they will still call it 5:00 o'clock, 7:00 o'clock, etc. So this discussion like most of his threads are designed to be a total waste.

His daddy is over here apparently from what we gather to avoid paying Swedish 60% re-distribution wealth taxes. He claims they own 5 $$$million+ homes there in the states.

Did I hear someone say, "Svenskland Uber Alles" ?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Describing Sweden, perhaps?
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Describing Sweden, perhaps?
Really!

I over heard someone ask an African immigrant here how he dealt with the Swedish winters here. His reply, "Which one, the white one or the green one"

LOL
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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I prefer the 12 hour clock. When I had to use the 24 hour clock in French class the only way I knew what time I needed was by subtracting by 12. Why do you want the U.S. to turn into Europe? To be sure, some things about America could be improved but switching to Metric, switching to a 24 hour clock, and all of the other things you suggested are not necessary and would not be a realy improvement. While we're at it though, why don't we switch what side of the road we all drive on at ridiculous cost to the public so we all have to buy new cars and the roads need to be repainted and stoplights need to be flipped. One of the first things I learned when I went to foreign exchange during high school was this mantra, "It's not good, it's not bad, it's just different." Maybe you should take the same approach and it would lead to more contentment with your own life.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Which clock system do you prefer and/or think that U.S.A should use?
  • 12 hour system is AM/PM
  • 24 hour system is 00.00 or 24.00 - 23:59, used in most of the world.
  • For example: 6:00 PM = 18.00 & 12:00 AM = 00.00 or 24.00
  • 12 hour system is used in the United States, Phillippines, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, Canada (Except Quebec), Australia.


Dude what is your obsession with comparing American measurment systems with that of the rest of the world? Like, seriously
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