Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What's with the date?

12th December, 2012
December 12, 2012
December 12th, 2012
Twelfth day of December, 2012

I'm not getting it right, am I.

So what is so special about the date? Well, today it doesn't matter whether you use the numerical American date style or our Euro/Brit numerical date style, but that happens once a month, I suppose.

15 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for 21/12/12 because that's the day the Mayan Calender says the world is going to end.

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    1. Windsmoke, I am ready to meet my maker on that day. Well, I nor you won't know any difference anyway, so who cares.

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  2. 12/IV/2012 in India [unless they've changed the system].

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    1. Oh poop, there I go again ... 12/XII/12.

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    2. Really FC? It is easier than the American date system.

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  3. Colin7:13 pm

    Nope today was stage one, and as we have survived this day, I am sure irrespective of what any calendar says and the Bible Bashers of the USA are awaiting, we will survive 21.12.12.
    Here is an e-mail copy I send to friends on the dot - 12/12/12/12/12/12.
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    "Well it is now the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012 and it
    is 12.00pm and 12 minutes past + the 12 seconds!
    So much for the doomsdayers or soothsayers - Brisbane didn't blow up. ha ha
    I did check the news as New Zealand had this before us, and NZ is
    still in one piece.
    So ends the theory that it was doomsday.
    You will survive - what a relief!"

    I noted on a US blog a comment by another blogger, that she will be opening her door on the 21st for the Lord Jesus to take her by the hand and lead her into Paradise! Strange that after this comment, others hallelujahed her???
    I view only 12 blogs and comment on matters that interest me ONLY. I might add these 12 blogs have interesting entries.

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  4. Colin, the peninsular to the the south of Melbourne almost did blow up, with a massive power surge that started fires in houses.

    Please, no more reinforcement about the US religious cranks. If I had not deleted them, I would have over 100 followers. I am reasonably tolerant of religion, no matter how much I dislike it. But I just don't get these US christians.

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  5. I reckon it is a resurgence of Christianity just to let the muslims know.

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  6. Diane, could be appropriate to Britain, where the number of christians/believers has dropped dramatically according to the last census, the gap taken up by the muslim relgion. Somewhat disturbing. I am all for atheists. Religion has proved itself to be a lot of trouble.

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  7. Ah yes, so it is - I remember 7-7-77 as a kid and being utterly blown away by it as I sat in a lime green beanbag and dreamed of owning Abba The Album....

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    1. Kath, I don't remember any of those, except 11/11/11. No matter how nice the bean bag was and how good Abba's music was, I bet you wouldn't go back.

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  8. 12.12.2012 has been a fab day for me Andrew, how about you?

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    1. Frankly Grace, it was lousy. Today seems better, so far.

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  9. So many doom dates have come and passed without incident. I reckon that when I do go it won't be because of any quirk involving the date.

    (Having written that I note that both my parents died on a Friday morning. Perhaps I should remain in bed until midday every Friday?)

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    1. Victor, I would have made a joke about you finding an excuse to lie in, but I know you like rising early.

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