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Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
Sorry non-Americans!!! (Except for ones where you have days that end in Y)

Guess this thread isn’t FOR YOU

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    reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    Even in America days don't end with a capital Y.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    reVerse wrote: »
    Even in America days don't end with a capital Y.

    They do in my house, dammit!!

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    RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Pero hoy es viernes!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Here in ‘MERICA we speak ‘Merican

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    FANTOMASFANTOMAS Flan ArgentavisRegistered User regular
    Ranlin wrote: »
    Pero hoy es viernes!

    Vierney

    Yes, with a quick verbal "boom." You take a man's peko, you deny him his dab, all that is left is to rise up and tear down the walls of Jericho with a ".....not!" -TexiKen
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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    oi scarnon cunce

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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    Every day lately ends in a WHY???

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    Jueves y mas.

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    There's a lot of redundancy in our day names

    We could just remove the -day bit

    Mon
    Tues
    Wednes
    Thurs
    Fri
    Satur
    Sun

    Think of the savings!

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    There's a lot of redundancy in our day names

    We could just remove the -day bit

    Mon
    Tues
    Wednes
    Thurs
    Fri
    Satur
    Sun

    Think of the savings!

    Huge boon to pop music. New rhymes for every day of the week, no overlap. A different party song for every night, entire cosmologies spinning up around the new, canonical, music-backed Vibes of each night.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    I don't understand

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    My days usually end in bed.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There's a lot of redundancy in our day names

    We could just remove the -day bit

    Mon
    Tues
    Wednes
    Thurs
    Fri
    Satur
    Sun

    Think of the savings!

    I'm going to Widnes on Wednes to see my aunt Agnes.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin
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    expendableexpendable Silly Goose Registered User regular
    There's a lot of redundancy in our day names

    We could just remove the -day bit

    Mon
    Tues
    Wednes
    Thurs
    Fri
    Satur
    Sun

    Think of the savings!

    I'm going to Widnes on Wednes to see my aunt Agnes.

    I'll witness.

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    So the servers suddenly decide to cramp up during the last six percent.
    Man, the Director will really go out of his way to be a dick to L4D players.
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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    You fools and your outdated belief that there are 7 days in a week

    What even is a week!

    You fools

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    This thread reeks of mediocrity

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    This thread reeks of mediocrity

    Well yeah. I made it.

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    Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Registered User regular
    You fools and your outdated belief that there are 7 days in a week

    What even is a week!

    You fools

    There are seven days in a week because there were 7 known celestial bodies - the sun, moon and 5 planets

    We've known there are more planets for years and years so we should update the number of days in a week as well

    And those additional days should also be part of the weekend

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Could you imagine the chaos if they tried to make a change to the number of days in a week?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    There are some people who are out there enough to believe the Catholics fucked with the concept of time itself or something when Europe switched calendar systems, it's pretty wild to read, would be fun for a fiction work

    "According to this scenario, the entire Carolingian period, including the figure of Charlemagne, is a fabrication, with a "phantom time" of 297 years (AD 614–911) added to the Early Middle Ages."

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_time_conspiracy_theory#:~:text=It hypothesises a conspiracy by,claim to the Holy Roman

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    There's a lot of redundancy in our day names

    We could just remove the -day bit

    Mon
    Tues
    Wednes
    Thurs
    Fri
    Satur
    Sun

    Think of the savings!

    Huge boon to pop music. New rhymes for every day of the week, no overlap. A different party song for every night, entire cosmologies spinning up around the new, canonical, music-backed Vibes of each night.

    Hey baby it's Mon, yo drop the beat son

    You know if it's Tues I'm strapping deuce deuce [sloppy rhyme, sue me]

    Wednes, wednes, I cannot believe this

    Shawty had them apple bottom jeans (jeans)
    Boots with the fur (yup on Thur)


    I have run out of gas, but you get the idea

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I love the Phantom Time Conspiracy

    It's like someone looked at the concept of the Dark Ages and said, "No, I can make this worse"

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    If I ever really think about time it fucks my brain up.

    Time is fucking weird

    And fake

    But also weird

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    If I ever really think about time it fucks my brain up.

    Time is fucking weird

    And fake

    But also weird

    measuring time is wild. because it's all just a human construct. Every single bit is a societal construct we've agreed to share and enforce.

    Hours? construct. Seconds? construct. Sure you can look at the motion of an atom and say "when it wobbles twice, that's one second" but none of that is a physical law of the universe.

    Time is just our brains needing some kind of measurable value to hang "When is the next thing today?" It's important. Critically so in some scientific experiments. But it's all made up.

    Calendars at least have the setting of the sun or the phases of the moon to break into sections; but even then, the number of months in a year or even what a year is are all just made up.

    I think that's pretty cool.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    The actual forward movement through the 4th dimension isn't a human construct though... unless you think about it as only appearing to move through that dimension because of our perception of it that way?

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    In Japanese the days are named after various nature things instead of gods - fire, water, wood, metal (gold), and earth - but for whatever reason Sunday and Monday are both exactly the same - Sun and Moon

    No idea if that's just the result of coincidental convergence or cultural mixing (and I'm far too busy to find out) but that's a neat little day fact!

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    edited November 2023
    The actual forward movement through the 4th dimension isn't a human construct though... unless you think about it as only appearing to move through that dimension because of our perception of it that way?

    I could. I kinda muddled my meaning when I said “measurement of” at the beginning and then just talked about “Time” mostly after.

    To be clear, time is (probably) real. But any of the ways we measure it are all just how we agree to break Time down into discrete parts is the point I was working to make.

    It feels different than measurements of distance or mass or volume or area because those are all physical things, even if the measurement systems are just as derived as measuring time. Because you can hold a glass or a box but you can’t hold Time.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    The actual forward movement through the 4th dimension isn't a human construct though... unless you think about it as only appearing to move through that dimension because of our perception of it that way?

    Sure but like

    There could be 21 hours in a day, which you then divided into 100 minutes each, and maybe each minute is just 10 seconds.

    That wouldn't functionally change how the day is, it would just change how it's perceived. We'd complain about our 7 hour workdays, about how the new Marvel movie is over 260 minutes long with no intermission, etc.

    The math doesn't really work out on that one to add up cleanly, but you get the idea - while there are measurable things that the modern time system was originally based on, it is in effect largely arbitrary beyond just being entrenched. And I think the further out you get, the weirder things can get and the more perceptually interesting it gets - looking at like, alternate calendars used around the world (or the French Revolutionary calendar, if you want a fun example of how the calendar was directly weaponized historically).

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    edited November 2023
    Just thought of a fun phrasing to encapsulate my point: “Hours, Seconds, and the twenty-four hour day are just as manufactured as the QWERTY keyboard.”

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    When I was four years old the only chunk of time I could parse was "a Ninja Turtles episode." How far away is the doctor's office? A Turtle and a half. How long till the next gas station on this road trip? Well that's at least three Turtles away, little man.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I don't have good sourcing for it at the moment, but there's an argument that's been made that our modern conception of time is essentially a product of the industrial revolution

    Which is not to say that we didn't have hours and minutes and even seconds (invented in the 1500s, for the record) before then, but rather that they weren't as necessarily important until you had a specific time when you had to clock in at the factory

    That is of course a pithy version of the argument, but it's easy to see how those sorts of things wouldn't have mattered before then for many people

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2023
    When I was four years old the only chunk of time I could parse was "a Ninja Turtles episode." How far away is the doctor's office? A Turtle and a half. How long till the next gas station on this road trip? Well that's at least three Turtles away, little man.

    I was obsessed with counting and the (very new to me) concept of division when I was 4 or 5-ish. We'd drive between Adelaide and Sydney to visit my grandparents (which in that era, or at least with our car, was at least a 20 hour drive), and I'd while away the darker hours by counting the seconds between the highway side reflector poles and comparing with the speedometer to figure out roughly how far apart they were. (Note for americans - don't be too impressed, this is comparatively easy when you're working in metric)
    It drove me nuts that on the straight bits of highway, which if you know South Australia you know is pretty much the entire highway, they were universally nearly but not quite 100m apart.

    (actually they probably were set 100m apart and our speedo was probably fucked - later in my life the plastic needle would sag in the heat and point a good 5-10km/h lower than it was meant to - but that didn't occur to me at the time. I'm now very sorry I never thought of it, it would have brought me tremendous comfort).

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2023
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I don't have good sourcing for it at the moment, but there's an argument that's been made that our modern conception of time is essentially a product of the industrial revolution

    Which is not to say that we didn't have hours and minutes and even seconds (invented in the 1500s, for the record) before then, but rather that they weren't as necessarily important until you had a specific time when you had to clock in at the factory

    That is of course a pithy version of the argument, but it's easy to see how those sorts of things wouldn't have mattered before then for many people

    I think this is probably an uncontroversial claim, yeah. At least as late as the early 19th century, the only people who really needed to have a very accurate idea of time were sailors, for navigational purposes. (in the european West, anyway).

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    Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    I think train timetables had an effect, too

    Suddenly things were turning up more reliably than "tomorrow if the roads are good and the horses don't piss about", and it became necessary for 4pm to be 4pm in a greater radius than within eyesight of the town hall clock

    [Muffled sounds of gorilla violence]
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Every day ends with "Why" for me

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    What becomes especially interesting there is like, how much that has become the dominant paradigm.

    There are plenty of other all consuming forces that have provided that shaping in our lives - it's often hard to imagine/remember a world without constant internet these days, I know in most of America it's hard to imagine not having at least some access to a car, etc.

    But I feel like I can do those in a way that I can't the modern conception of time. That's too difficult to be without, even if it kind of affects me less.

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    chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    I don't want to post in this thread and you can't make me!

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    If you measure anything with enough granularity it starts to get weird doesn't it?

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Every now and then I manage to be in a situation where Time Doesn't Really Matter (in the best cases this coincides with a holiday), and it does wonders for your mental health imo.

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