Why don't we write years with a comma?

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#25

y,ears?


#26

i spent a year and a half working for an American company here dealing with American clients and 3 and a half years after leaving i still get confused reading dates sometimes. just started a new temp job that uses a similar type of mainframe, teletext-looking system to that job which brought it all back again. fuck sake.


#27

ye,ars


#28

finally someone nailed it


#29

Did you wonder this because you read that David Squires comic on The Guardian and substracted 37 from 2016 on the Windows Calculator and it showed 2016 as 2,016?


#30

what?


#31

I just substracted 37 from 2016 on the Windows Calculator to find out what year Paul Robinson was born. It displays as 2,016 on the calculator.


#32

2016-37=2016?

Your calculator’s fucked mate.


#33

tfw you abandon a post because Theo made the same joke


#34

is a time for introspection. i think it’s important to “be” with your shame for a while before moving on.


#35

I work with lots of americans

I have reverted to always using 12th November 2016 to avoid any possible confusion - wish they would do the same


#36

Even on the 13th?


#37

yeah if you’re going to do it backwards it should be 16/11/29


#38

they germans mix up decimal points and commas. has anyone pointed that out yet? not gonna read the thread


#39

theo abandoned this joke before posting


#41

i hate it


#42

yep - just do it automatically now


#44

Sending money to my Hungarian landlord used to be a terrifying process, especially as you got 370 forints to the pound at the time.


#45

10,50 €. what the fuck is that all about? a comma and the € sign in the wrong place. absolute amateurs.


#46

give me 5 bees for a quarter, you’d say.