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The "apology" call

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by pigskins, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Greg Alsobrook

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    Whoops... :lol:
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    They just skip from the 3rd to the 5th? :confused: that would be a strange calender
     
  3. Lord Vader

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    Nope. My post above is accurate, and they don't skip any dates.
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    What they don't have is "a celebration of the 4th of July".
     
  5. l8er

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    Pedantically speaking they DO have a 4th of July in England, as they do a 3rd of July and a 5th of July. So the correct answer is they DO.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    "Celebration" is irrelevant. They do not have a Fourth of July. Period.

    That's not what I said at all.

    No, my answer above was irrefutably correct. I'm still waiting to see someone actually understand why.
     
  7. curt8403

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    enough, enough, Remember, remember, the 5th of November.
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    That's not what we are discussing, however. ;)
     
  9. l8er

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    Z'at right?
    By the same logic that they have a 3rd of July and a 5th of July, I'll stand by the correct answer that they DO have a 4th of July.
     
  10. curt8403

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    we should put some light on the subject/

    on the 4th of July. There is indeed a day on the calendar after the 3rd of July called the 4th. It is not a holiday over there, and is not celebrated, but it is the 4th day of the month called July. Do we have a 5th of November over here?
     
  11. ATARI

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    The "no prize" to go along with your "no refund" from D* :D
     
  12. BlueGuy

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    You win the love and respect of the 3 nerds who felt July 4th deserved a page and a half of discussion here. :D
     
  13. Greg Alsobrook

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    :backtotop

    :lol:
     
  14. l8er

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    I did not receive an apology call. :D
     
  15. jdspencer

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    I should have said that there is no Sunday December 16th this year. :)

    But, you all knew what I meant, right?

    Anyway, DirecTV has some 'splainin' to do. :D
     
  16. Lord Vader

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    That is indeed correct. I never said "4th of July."

    You are correct. The term "Fourth" of July refers to only one thing: Independence Day in the United States. The capitalization of the word "Fourth" is what distinguishes this. England does not have such a day. They do, however, have a "fourth" of July, as does everyone else using the Gregorian calendar.

    This is the reason why one cannot use this little brainteaser with the actual number and must use the 4th's written form. ;)
     
  17. Jon J

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    Just got the robo call apologizing for the problem on the 22nd. :confused:

    (My apologies for double posting in the other CS thread.) ;)
     
  18. Upstream

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    OK.

    So does that mean that we don't have a Fifth of July in the U.S.

    And can I get a Fifth of Scotch, or only a fifth of scotch?


    (And by your "technicality", we do not have a Fourth of July in the U.S., either. We have Independence Day.)
     
  19. DarinC

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    If you've had a really bad day, you might want a FIFTH OF SCOTCH.
     
  20. curt8403

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    in honor of semantics
     

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