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Days of the Week   113 votes

  1. 1. What Day of the Week is FIRST?

    • Monday
      81
    • Sunday
      32

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I start my week on Monday.

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Sunday, although my job works on a sunday-to-saturday week and considering I work full time, my job largely governs my week-to-week life :p

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Sunday. It's on all my calendars.

The fact you put Monday before Sunday on the poll suggests bias. :p


Also a funny point: English is the only language where you can work 7 days of the week. And weekends.

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[quote name='cork1958' timestamp='1332586623' post='594752960'] Sunday, like most NORMAL people!! Although, since becoming retired a year and a half ago, it doesn't really matter anymore. :) [/quote]

Couldn't agree with you more, my exact sentiments.

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^ Still waiting to hear a valid reason why you think "normal" people regard Sunday as the start of the week.


Those people who say about it being a weekend because it has both ends of the week, I would suggest "end" means after, not before. You don't say "to end this meeting, we'll start with..." do you? No, you would say "to [i]begin[/i] this meeting...".
[quote name='dictionary.com']End (noun) 1.
the last part or extremity, lengthwise, of anything that islonger than it is wide or broad: the end of a street; the end of a rope.[/quote]


If you want to apply the same logic but the other way round, you'd be saying things like "if you go to that beginning of the street..." <-- doesn't really make sense.

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It seems that sunday is the start of a week for north american people, and monday for everyone else.

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Monday, since that's when a new rota comes up at work, and when everything changes over etc.

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When does my week actually start? Monday.
Which do I prefer to see first in line on a calendar (out of habit mostly)? Sunday.
Logic? Lol.

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The week starts when my cat farts.

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Monday, as that's when I'm back to work.

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I voted Sunday because it's the "official" start of the week, however I don't really care as I just do what's needed on the day, no matter what day it is

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[quote name='FuhrerDarqueSyde' timestamp='1332697348' post='594755396']
When does my week actually start? Monday.
Which do I prefer to see first in line on a calendar (out of habit mostly)? Sunday.
Logic? Lol.
[/quote]
This. Even though I consider Monday the start of a new week, having my calendars set to start with Monday totally throws me off. I've tried it... just doesn't look right. Old habits die hard, I guess.

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For me, I consider Monday the start of the week.

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I never understood people who said that the week started on Sunday. However I tried to look at the situation, it still didn't make sense.

Sunday is part of the weekend. That's the end of the week. So it can't be the beginning of the week. That must make Monday the first day of the week.

If you go with religious thinking then God rested on the 7th day. That in itself is meaningless, since you could argue that Saturday is the 7th day and Sunday is the first. But when I consider the fact that most places around here are closed on Sunday, and I spend the day resting, it seems to fit that Sunday would be the 7th and therefore the last day of the week, making Monday the beginning.

I start work on a Monday, not a Sunday. And it was like that with school as well. My mind just doesn't let me compute the idea that I start work on the 2nd day of the week.

And finally, I've just checked three different calendars near me. Each one of them has Monday as the first day of the week.

For me, Monday is hands down the first day of the week. I haven't heard anyone offer evidence that points to Sunday making more sense.

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Sunday is definitely the first day of the week. Monday is the start of my work week, but it doesn't change the fact that Sunday is still the start of the week. Think of it as a day off to start and end the week.

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[img]http://thebettertwin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/calendar.jpg[/img]

[u][b]Monday![/b][/u]

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[size=3][color=#000000][font=sans-serif]i think it is just the way you were brought up. i see sunday as the start of the week.[/font][/color]


[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday[/url]
[color=#000000][font=sans-serif]According to the [/font][/color][font=sans-serif]Hebrew calend[/font][font=sans-serif]ars[/font][color=#000000][font=sans-serif], traditional Christian calendars, Sunday is literally the "first day" of the week. [/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=sans-serif]According to the [/font][/color][font=sans-serif]International Organization for StandardizationISO 8601[/font][/size][color=#000000][font=sans-serif][size=3] Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week[/size][size=3].[/size][/font][/color]

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