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1028Re: [ISO8601] Re: ISO 8601 -- 1000

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  • ivy19991231@softhome.net
    Nov 4 7:17 PM
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      Since many people here write better than they speak anyway, it's
      always encouraged to write better than yous peak here, however people still
      write '12/31/1999 11:59 PM'. :-(

      At 2004-11-04 14:04 (UTC+0000), you wrote:

      >Well the problem is that most people don't have separate modes for
      >writing and speaking. Many teachers even encourage students to "write
      >the way you speak". I think we should all strive to write _better_
      >than we speak.
      >As relates to this list, I would not insist on saying, "It's 11:59",
      >I'd say "It's noon". Likewise I would say, "It's the fourth of
      >November" or "It's November fourth", leaving off the year. But when
      >writing, I would use an ISO8601 format.
      >Also, writing _better_ than you speak includes the use of a spell-
      >checker and reading what you wrote several times to look for error.
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