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Poll: Days of the Week (115 member(s) have cast votes)

What Day of the Week is FIRST?

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#16 Nagisan

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:42

Sunday. I view Wednesday as the middle of the week, so the week starting on Sunday and ending on Saturday has Wednesday perfectly in the middle.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:43

Monday. But it does not really make a difference as I don't work and everyday is a holiday! I just do a little freelance work now and then as a hobby, not for the money. :)

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#18 The Dark Knight

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:00

Can I borrow your life for a moment? Or many? :D


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:23

Monday. Because it calls weekEND, the end of the week (similar in many languages) so it is logical that monday is the first day of the week.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:25

Monday.

And the Sabbath is defined as Sunday, so I never understood others who see it as Saturday.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:32

All Calendars say Sunday, However I consider Monday the start of the week.

#22 tiagosilva29

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:45

Monday.

#23 HawkMan

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:56

All Calendars say Sunday, However I consider Monday the start of the week.


Not in the civilized world they don't ;)

#24 freedonX

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:07

My week starts on Monday (school, work, national days, etc), BUT I don't like looking at calendars that start on Monday. I like them to start on Sunday and I do the connection in my mind between Saturday and Sunday

#25 Simon-

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:22

Monday.

And the Sabbath is defined as Sunday, so I never understood others who see it as Saturday.

Sabbath is defined as being after the sixth day of creation. So after the 6th day ends, Sabbath starts. Depends on your point of reference to know when Sabbath starts. If you consider Monday as the point of reference as Christianity does, then Sunday would be correct. If you start from Sunday, then Judaism considers Saturday to be the Sabbath. Also Sabbath is open to interpretation when it starts and ends. Judaism goes by the end of the 6th day, with 'day' meaning to end at Sunset when it also becomes 'night', starting the Sabbath on a Friday night. Christianity goes by 'day' meaning end of the date, starting at 00:00:00 Sunday morning and ending 23:59:59 Sunday night

#26 Growled

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 23:57

I start my week on Monday.

#27 The Teej

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 00:14

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

#28 Raa

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 00:17

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.

#29 hamslammer

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 00:47

Sunday, like most NORMAL people!! Although, since becoming retired a year and a half ago, it doesn't really matter anymore. :)


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

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 17:12

^ 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 begin this meeting...".

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.



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.