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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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#31 qdave


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 17:33

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

#32 Steve B.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 17:35

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

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 17:42

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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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:25

The week starts when my cat farts.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:51

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

#36 Richard C.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 13:17

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

#37 Charisma



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 13:19

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.

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.

#38 etempest


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 13:22

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

#39 Nick H.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 13:34

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.

#40 AJerman


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 13:57

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.

#41 the better twin

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 14:37

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 15:44

i think it is just the way you were brought up. i see sunday as the start of the week.

According to the Hebrew calendars, traditional Christian calendars, Sunday is literally the "first day" of the week.
According to the International Organization for StandardizationISO 8601
Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week.