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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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Um, let's see - didn't work properly first time around.
Thanks for reposting that info, I missed it
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no I think the water alarm is the one that had problems last time


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True, they didn't do the water-alarm around Winterthur either. Maybe that one went well the first time?
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

It's that time of year again folks. Siren tests will be next Wednesday, 6th February 2019.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20190201/swi...u-need-to-know
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It's that time of year again folks. Siren tests will be next Wednesday, 6th February 2019.

https://www.thelocal.ch/20190201/swi...u-need-to-know
AGAIN? Where did the time go?
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

No idea. I keep wondering the same.
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No idea. I keep wondering the same.
I'm sure they do it every three months now just to get us confused.
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AGAIN? Where did the time go?
And this year is extra special as the decade also draws to a close.
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And this year is extra special as the decade also draws to a close.
That is only special the first few decades
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That is only special the first few decades
I don't like the current numbering system. I mean what is it with this 2019 business? It hardly rolls off the tongue.
What was wrong with 1999? I liked 1999. It sounded right.
It was like a price at the checkout.
It was the millennium coming.
It was...
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And this year is extra special as the decade also draws to a close.
Technically not. 31.12.2020 will be the end of the second decade of the 21st century.
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True, but only technically. I seem to remember the new millennium being celebrated on the night of 31.12.99 through to 1.1.00 and not 1 year later.
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True, but only technically. I seem to remember the new millennium being celebrated on the night of 31.12.99 through to 1.1.00 and not 1 year later.
So do I. Does mass ignorance make that right?
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Maybe not right, but certainly the norm.
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I don't like the current numbering system. I mean what is it with this 2019 business? It hardly rolls off the tongue.
What was wrong with 1999? I liked 1999. It sounded right.
It was like a price at the checkout.
It was the millennium coming.
It was...
.. no it's gone.
twenty nineteen works for me
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twenty nineteen works for me
Right. And I can't see too many people saying "two thousand and twenty". I hope that 2020 heralds the beginning of a return to normality. After all, who says "one thousand and sixty-six and all that"?
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13:37 and no siren.

I can't be THAT deaf, we work near one of those things.
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Maybe not right, but certainly the norm.
The norm is: People are stupid.

Of course, then there are the Italians who drop the thousands and subtract 100.

ottocento=19th Century

(literally, 800=19th Century)

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I can't be THAT deaf, we work near one of those things.
Is today Wednesday in your part of Switzerland?

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Is today Wednesday in your part of Switzerland?

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I'm sure there'll be a few!
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