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  Reply # 1330680 24-Jun-2015 13:29
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LOL. That sounds way to easy.

 


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  Reply # 1330683 24-Jun-2015 13:30
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Not trying to stir things up? We do something different and your complaining about it. You have two choices, get used to it or go home. We also drive on the left, invented pavlova, pineapple lumps and pronounce the word fish so it sounds like fush.


Welcome to New Zealand!



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1330688 24-Jun-2015 13:34
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BTR: We also ... invented pavlova...


YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!




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  Reply # 1330692 24-Jun-2015 13:37
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I always use 24 hour time.





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  Reply # 1330714 24-Jun-2015 13:51
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I suggest joining the army.




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  Reply # 1330716 24-Jun-2015 13:57
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muppet:
Sideface: I'm an Australian.
Me too. We're awesome.

True. But we can't count to 24. smile




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  Reply # 1330717 24-Jun-2015 14:00
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NZ is moving away from both systems and moving to a customised (bastardised) system

e.g. "2 am in the morning" or "8 pm at night"

Every time I hear it I twitch.




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  Reply # 1330718 24-Jun-2015 14:02
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Meh, six to one half a dozen to the other.

Or in this case; twelve to one, twenty four to the other. wink




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  Reply # 1330721 24-Jun-2015 14:14
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ubernoob: I found the 13 hr clock was just too long, so stick with the 12. Maybe we should use 10 and make it metric ? :-)


Napoleon tried 10 hour clocks, but they didn't catch on ...


and 24-hour clocks can be confusing ...








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  Reply # 1330723 24-Jun-2015 14:16
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andrewNZ: NZ is moving away from both systems and moving to a customised (bastardised) system

e.g. "2 am in the morning" or "8 pm at night"

Every time I hear it I twitch.


1830 o'clock at night?

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  Reply # 1330732 24-Jun-2015 14:24
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BTR: Not trying to stir things up? We do something different and your complaining about it. You have two choices, get used to it or go home. We also drive on the left, invented pavlova, pineapple lumps and pronounce the word fish so it sounds like fush.

Welcome to New Zealand!

No, we pronounce it "fish". Australians pronounce it "feesh".

When I left school in 1977, I got a job in a data centre that ran 24x5 (and went 24x7 a couple of years later).  We used 24 hour time because it removed confusion or the need to clarify if someone referred to something time-based.  I've used 24 hour time since then, on any device or system where it's an option.  But I can still use 12 hour time verbally in my private life, e.g. I'll tell my wife I'm going out after work and will be home about 7:30, not 19:30 - as it's "after work" she knows it won't be 7:30 a.m.  I don't see any need to be confused by it.  It's not like you have to tell the time in binary or hexadecimal.

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  Reply # 1330735 24-Jun-2015 14:30
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BlueShift:
andrewNZ: NZ is moving away from both systems and moving to a customised (bastardised) system

e.g. "2 am in the morning" or "8 pm at night"

Every time I hear it I twitch.


1830 o'clock at night?


1830 o'clock, yeah that is bastardised.

Next we will be told our date format is back to front/front to back.
2015/06/24 perhaps?
06/24/2015?

I HATE people saying twenty fifteen (2015), but I guess that's the way it has always been.

US English default spelling!!!! US English what an oxymoron!

Perhaps we should change the flag, anthem and system of government too :) 

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  Reply # 1330737 24-Jun-2015 14:31
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I personally use 24hr.

However, I lived in the UK for 38 years before moving here and the only organisational use of 24hr I came across was in the military. In terms of the general public, if someone asked you the time and you said "1423 hours" I suspect you'd be met with more than a few blank looks..!







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  Reply # 1330739 24-Jun-2015 14:33
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BTR: Not trying to stir things up? We do something different and your complaining about it. You have two choices, get used to it or go home. We also drive on the left, invented pavlova, pineapple lumps and pronounce the word fish so it sounds like fush.

Welcome to New Zealand!

No, we pronounce it "fish". Australians pronounce it "feesh".

When I left school in 1977, I got a job in a data centre that ran 24x5 (and went 24x7 a couple of years later).  We used 24 hour time because it removed confusion or the need to clarify if someone referred to something time-based.  I've used 24 hour time since then, on any device or system where it's an option.  But I can still use 12 hour time verbally in my private life, e.g. I'll tell my wife I'm going out after work and will be home about 7:30, not 19:30 - as it's "after work" she knows it won't be 7:30 a.m.  I don't see any need to be confused by it.  It's not like you have to tell the time in binary or hexadecimal.


No you don't..! 





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  Reply # 1330741 24-Jun-2015 14:35
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SaltyNZ:
BTR: We also ... invented pavlova...


YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!


I found an old English cookbook that contained pavlova without the name that predated either country - so someone can lay claim to coining the name but not the 'amazing genius' of plonking fruit on meringue...!





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