Saturday, 1 January 2011

DD/MM/YYYY








Oh One, Oh One, Two Oh One One!
That's the date today...
and it looks funny written down
in words, this kind of way!

But now we have to use it
until the day is through -
and then it will be time to change
until Oh One's Oh Two!

Unless, of course, you live elsewhere
and use a different format -
in which case, you will never place
your tootsies on my doormat...

'til you decide to journey
and travel to UK
where we always write our dates
starting with the day...

29 comments:

  1. What can I say but Oh Oh Oh, a jolly good post to start the year.

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  2. If you save your files titled "yyyy/mm/dd Filename" they will be stored alphbetised in date order, whereas neither dd/mm/yy nor mm/dd/yy will store them in correct date order. Isn't that interesting?
    The other thing is, if you write today's date with the century just 2 digits, it's 010111. That's a purely binary year! Isn't that wonderful? In decimal, that's the the year 23. That's going back a bit!
    Now can I get back to the Strawberry Gin, please?

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  3. Isn't that interesting?

    Doc, you CAN'T be serious?! And what's all this about spoiling gin with strawberries?

    "Cinzano is the perfect mixer,
    when you want to fix a ........drink"

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  4. Nice post to ring in the new year, Jinksy.

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  5. Thankyou for this piece a smile is still on my face!

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  6. that's one for you to ponder! steven

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  7. When Canada went metric about three decades ago, we were told that the proper format was year, month, day (without the commas but with spaces). I switched, but I think I was the only one -- apart from the government.

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  8. Very good. Yes...... we always write it that way, don't we?
    Happy New Year. May it be good to you and yours.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  9. Or as somebody else somewhere else said, it's 1-1-11. Onederful (which I am saying).

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  10. you too, thank goodness... i get so confused when the date starts with the month...

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  11. Hand me some of that Strawberry gin. Er, perhaps minus the strawberries . . . Happy 2011 to all!

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  12. That made me smile Jinksy.
    Have a great 2011.
    Blessings, Star

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  13. Funny, clever you! Happy New Year.

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  14. The Brits format is the only right one. I get so conFUSED by the options ...

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  15. It always takes me awhile to get used to the new year. I take my check book and write the new year where the date is so I don't forget when I am making one out to put the right year on. I don't pay for many things with a check but the bank screwed up on my debit card and I have to use checks til they send me a new one.

    Very clever of you to write this though. HNY!!!!

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  16. Happy New Year, Jinksy!

    We use the same date format as you, even all these intergalactic miles away!

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  17. Clever, clever, clever! Loved the way you rhymed format and doormat! :)

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  18. I thought of this yesterday Jinsky, 1/1/11 - I think it is great.....:-) Hugs

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  19. Yes, it occurred to me that the new years day was 1111. It may never happen again huh? A brilliant poem Penny, which seems so natural as though it just slipped out! - Dave

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  20. Excellent Pen, you never disappoinHappy New Year, dear friend.

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  21. It wasn't until I started blogging that I realised how we write the date varies across the world! Thanks for the chuckle. Hope 2011 brings you much love and laughter, dear pen.

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  22. What a charming New Year's rendition. Congrats on your POTW.

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  23. What a fun post ... congrats on your POTW!

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  24. That always mixes me up. Congrats on POTW

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  25. Congrats on POTW by the way, Jinksy.

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  26. ooh, simple but sweet. It gives pleasure. I do love it.

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