July 1, 2008

Date

Nirmal is curious about why when a boy and girl go out and have fun, its called a DATE and not a week, month, or a year!?

147 comments:

Sam said...

because one genereally refers to a single day of their life.. thus the term date!!
and when this goes on for a prolonged period its called dating!!
anywyz, days signify something else too.. so maybe date comes into the picture to save the day!!

carolinagal said...

Lets say you are going to go on a 'week' with someone,,and after the first day of that 'week', you feel like you don't want to see that person again (more likely for the other person to not want to see you again :P) Well, then wouldn't it be embarrassing because you assumed that you might be going out more than once??
Hence the term 'date'...because its safe. You can fix a date and go out, and then you can forget about that person the next day (if you choose to of course).

LOL!!

Ghost Particle said...

//Date - A particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed, or is expected to happen.//

there you go. but seriously bro, if a date drags to week or month...then i dont know what is wrong already...

Keshi said...

Good answers Sam n CG!

Nirmal here's my ans:

cos if we call it a Week or a Month or a Year, then if it didnt go past a single day, we'd be lying right?


Once u get married, u can say ur on a LIFETIME with a girl. lol!

Keshi.

Ashish said...

donno abt others, but being bad at it, for me mostly everything ends on the same day, not even week or month! hence Date sounds perfect to me.

Solitaire said...

Its calling taking one day at a time considering how fragile relationships are.

Prakhar said...

LOL!!...In for lifetime....gud one Keshi!!

Chakoli said...

Nirmal go out on a date and u would know it...

Hw tough it is to handle a guy for a date....

hw could u even think of extending it to week...month and year...
my my....

With date u have an advatage of changing gals and boys often;-)))

Keshi said...

it may be also due to Dates (the fruit)...


cos an evening with a girl/boy can be as SWEET as a Date, and u might even get into a STICKY situation. Just dun swallow the seed.


ok that was bloody dirty LOL!


Keshi.

joiedevivre said...

may b coz dats d first n last day of dere meetin..
dey wont go furthur around

Nirmal said...

hehe ok its going gud...

Sriram said...

question: We say 'vertebra - plural: vertebrae'
why dont we say 'umbrella - plural:umbrellae', or 'zebrae' or even 'brae' for that matter ;)

Nirmal said...

@sam...

and if we go back to past then its DATED..hehehe

Nirmal said...

@carolingal..

and wat if the guy u r hanging out is the perfect one for you...

wud u term it as a YEAR next time???

Nirmal said...

@gp..

hey brought defination for us...

**if a date drags to week or month...**
**then i dont know what is wrong already...**

buddy dint get it..or is it cause anything related to DATE is confusing..

Nirmal said...

@keshi..

and wat if it goes more than a DATE..then u wud be lying again...

coz most of the time u date for somedays and then u feel he is not the right person..

hehehe,..

so in both case u wud be lying

lukkydivz said...

coz they don't have fun for a week, a month or an year :O

Nirmal said...

@ashjish..

ok....u brought this idea???

Nirmal said...

@sol..

fragile relations....

then i think it must be termed as MINs, SECONDS or MICRO SECONDS.

Nirmal said...

@prakhar...

only lol....give answer boy..

Nirmal said...

@chakoli,..

handle a guy....

hehehe,,

i guess u had a bad experience once in ur life..(he ran away or something)...

otherwise in a DATE he atleast ACTS as a gentleman...

and bout changing gals..if its done only for fun DATE is OK..but wat if i want to carryon a relationship with one..can i ask her out for a YEAR??..

lol

Nirmal said...

@keshi...

then i guess CHOCOLATES can be great to..

its sweet, ts sticky(sometimes)...and u can remove its COVER too...

so next ask ur boy out for a CHOCOLATE..

lol

Nirmal said...

@joie..

then it ust be

lets go for an HOUR..

heheheh

Nirmal said...

@luckydivz..

only on that given DATE???

Iceman said...

ppl.. its not date time wala date...

maybbe they make each other eat dates... LION Dates... my fave...
roz subha khaaneka... ekdum dhinchak for health.

Solitaire said...

I think a marathi guy with the last name "date" pronounced as daa-tay came up with this idea and hence he made up this term!

Prakhar said...

Well one can't remember all the dates one went out wid someone (or many ones) ..so its generalized to DATE!

@ Keshi
Thats really dirty!! ;)

Solitaire said...

@ nirmal,

Carolinagal will soon be going on YEARS with someone..

Solitaire said...

@ nirmal,

Carolinagal will soon be going on YEARS with someone..

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

In response to your question to Chakoli...when people propose, they do ask people out for YEARS!

Ankur said...

because just dates can expire... have u ever heard of expiry week is gone or expiry month is gone... its just expiry date is gone!! :P

so we keep it to a date ;)

Noushy Syah said...

Hehhehe....one question with so many cheeky answers too..

I think it is called 'date' since it is a significant period for both-boy and gal,especially if it is for the very first time.Thus,whether it will work out or not,the 'date' would be remembered forever!..just like the first kiss:)

shobna said...

Gud one Its your own or really gud.

vishesh said...

gaud knows...might be they sat under a date tree?

Hemanth Potluri said...

after one day they get bored of each other and it may be the last day ..so the name 'date' ..lol..


urs..hemu..

Aneesh said...

yah, u fix a meeting on a day, and depends on it you decides

Hiren said...

firstly it is date and not a day ... so the comparision with week, month, year doesnt come into picture :) and now why the term "date" ... hmmmm .... I think coz of the below aspects that link to "dating" ...

candi-date - prospect an haan :)
intimi-date - not on the first day I guess; but once it progresses, am sure some ppl wud love to :)
cor-date - heart it is after all :)
denu-date - for few this might be the only purpose ...
dilapi-date - some allow themselves to fall into ruins because of this ...
eluci-date - hmmm ... many wud spend a lot of time just giving clarifications :)
se-date - now this is how I wud want my date to go :)
inun-date - with gifts ...
invali-date - each others acts/doings ... you shud have not done this .. or maybe reacted like this :)
man-date - do i need to say anything here ?? :)
mithri-date - antidote to poison is what this means ...
retar-date - maybe yes :)

and finally
mis-date - Wrong door peepz; try another the next time :)

No No .. I dont have loads of spare time or anything ... on the contrary I am neck deep (actually head deep) busy :( ... but coming up with this comment was a refreshing break after all :)

g-man said...

1. to not scare away people with commitment issues

2. to assure the other person that its going slow and steady and you're not thinking too far into the future

3. to surprise them by making it out to be your actual wedding date

Vrij said...

To give a date to someone is basically taking an appointment. This informal meeting of two people interested in each other, basically giving the other a date, got transformed into easyspeak lingo and got called 'a date' !

rayshma said...

bcoz there's no obligation to continue seeing the person for more than a "date"

Urv said...

Maybe when Adam and Eve were going around, they ate lots of dates. And thats how the tradition started...

Nirmal said...

@iceman..

u mean both of them going 4 shopping of DATES...

is that fun???

humbl devil said...

nirmal, first go check the meaning of dating in australian slang...
urban dictionary is a good place to satrt..

:D

Nirmal said...

bout carolinagal i have read it in her blog..

feeling god for her..and also bad too...
as ther r only limited beautiful and intelligent gal in this world..

humara kya hoga agar sabka shaadi ho gaya toh..

hehehe

Nirmal said...

@sol..

indirectly YES...

mein tumhe "ZINDAGI" bar chaunga...

i guess this is how a propose goes..

RADhika said...

because it is mostly percieved that it'll last only for a day! hence it is called as a 'date'! :D

ceedy said...

Abe KHAJOOR...

DATE is supposed to be a sweet experience - not a wrestlemania - so I guess it is called DATE as DATES are sweet.

WEAK oops WEEK what you feel when you had a bad DATE

carolinagal said...

@Nirmal

**and wat if the guy u r hanging out is the perfect one for you...

wud u term it as a YEAR next time???**

Well, I would NEVER think that any guy is perfect for me, just after the first date..or even after the 20th.
It would take a good year of seeing him before I would decide whether or not he is perfect for me.
So no, the next time would also be a 'date'.

carolinagal said...

@Sol
**Carolinagal will soon be going on YEARS with someone.**

Aww....thanks hon!

Yep Nirmal, I've been going on 'Months' with this guy until now..LOL

d SINNER!!! said...

@ Keshi...

good one keshi...

Mebbe coz it all starts with a day as it ends with one..

Am In Trance said...

Its The Particular Day You Decide To Go Out.. Thats Why "Date"..
U Can't Decide Months Or Years..!!

AnyWay Here Is What Wikipedia Says..:
"Dating is any social activity performed as a pair or even a group with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as their partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. The word refers to the act of agreeing on a time and "date" when a pair can meet and engage in some social activity.

Happy...!!!
:)
TakeCare Dear..

Ria said...

Dates are a shorter way of putting it!Coz a date may or may not lead to a relationship.....coz a week, month or a year wud sound much more scary to ppl who dont want to commit and jus wanna hav some fun! :)

joiedevivre said...

@ nirmal..
hey dats really very fast...hehe
not possible dude
wat will feel lik is..oh 10 mins left..oh my god jst 5 mins
wat shud i do..
shud i ask her for 1 more hour..hehe

sounds funny

Solitaire said...

@ Joie,

Have blogrolled you...

Ankur said...

btw... if someone is gonna come with a $10000 ring from tiffany's then will the date stay forever.. is this gonna be winning entry!! ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

AHEM!

*batting eyelids*

What are you talking about Mister? ;)

Ankur said...

SOLITAIRE!!! :D

only tats worth it!! :D

Ankur said...

oops i mean the diamond!!! ;)

Ankur said...

waise y its called a date, coz u cant remember a week of good moments, so u need a DATE!! :P

hehehe

love this question, Nirmal tryin to find logic in love, eh!! !

lolzzzz

Solitaire said...

Diamond phobic men like nirmal will find a lot of dates but never years.....

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

great pun on words! :)

Ankur said...

no pun Sol... :)

Sutta said...

Because later its 'dates' which you are being reminded of.

We hugged first on 17th of that month.
You were proved impotent on 25th of that month and year. Remember?


And so on..

P.S. - You (Sneha) look Sundar.

Solitaire said...

@ Sutta,

HAHHAHHAA! Reminded me of that one chap in Dil Chahta Hai!

Impotent..hahahahah!

Thanks for the sundarta compliments...Remember...you have to cast me in your film...

joiedevivre said...

@ sol
thanx dear :)

Princess Mia said...

i guess cos its just that day of yur life...not a lifetime

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

:-s serious question :-s

becoz it lasts for only one date in the calender... so it's a date

rest...find the guy who termed it date for the fst time..he might have a better explanation

Keshi said...

Nirmal if it goes for more than one day, u call it DATES (dating).


**and u can remove its COVER too...

lol ur being cheeky now right!



tnxx Sinner :)



Keshi.

Keshi said...

Nirmal here's something else to think abt.

Why dun we call it a Second, Minute or an Hour? So if u went out with a girl for an hour, u can say I was on an Hour yesterday.


Keshi.

aneri_masi said...

CG said exactly what I wanted to.

Now I would want to know why the person you are going out on the date with is called a date?

They are not a khajoor or a taareekh!

AmitL said...

LOL...I loved Keshi's answers!!Nice going.

If they go out for the first time,it's a 'date' to remember(And,if the guy forgets,it's a 'date' for the girl to remember after a month/year and get angry about)...and,you can't remember a week,month,year thusly,na?

I wonder why Archies,et al don't have cards for 'dates'?Or,do they?

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

Your comment was equally refreshing for me!! I will man-DATE everyone to read it!

Ashu said...

i think cos that meeting occurs at a moment of the day, i.e at a timestamp on a day, so a date and then the guys remember the day or date as memorable or disastrous, so called a DATE

Keshi said...

wow I love Hiren's creativity! :)


Hiren how abt Medi-DATE? I mean u say OM OM OMMY DARLNG!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

**because just dates can expire...

good one Ankur! :)



Keshi.

Nirmal said...

@sol..

***I think a marathi guy with the last name "date"**

infact i feel its done by a gal..coz gals r better in remebering DATES..

hehehe

Nirmal said...

@PRAKHAR..

**Well one can't remember all the dates one went out wid someone (or many ones) ..so its generalized to DATE!*

YUP GOT IT BRO..boys r really bad in remembering DATES..

Nirmal said...

@ankur..

***because just dates can expire... **

never heard of EXPIRY of DATES..only heard of a DATE going WRONG..

or is it u reach 5 mins late and gal says.."sorry boy our DATE just expired"..

hehehehe

Ankur said...

@Keshi

thnxx!! :D
m honored!! :D

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

Remember the guy in Dil Chahta Hai (Sonali Kulkarni's boyfriend)?

Ankur said...

@Nirmal

medicine mai suna hai na, date expired, and late pahunchne par kaise bolegi ladki, the "date" is still in tact, just the moment is missed!! :D

Solitaire said...

@ AmitL,

Yeah I wonder too!! Or maybe they do...just that I never went into that section. Who knows!

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

The date does not expire on the medicine.

The medicine expires on that date.

Duh!

Ankur said...

@Sol

meri fajiti karne par tuli hui hai tu..

haan haan wahi baba..
par usse expiry date kehte hai!!! :D
:D

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

That's because something expires on that date!

Do you want to expire on your date?

Ankur said...

for me that date will never end Sol!!! :)

this time, ever... forever!!! :)

Ankur said...

and oh btw...

pehle date haan toh kahe... usko pata bhi hai ya nahi yeh bhi nahi pata!!! :P

Hiren said...

@keshi -> medi-date ... hmmm ... sound interesting .... a mystical evening ...

btw this reminds me of spotting a few couples coochie-cooing on the backside of a hillside temple or in some corners of a shrine compound :)

Is this medi-dating ?? :)

Keshi said...

**Do you want to expire on your date?


haha Sol!


btw Ankur is tearing my hair out on a 'Western/Eastern' debate at my blog LOL!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

yes Hiren it is! :):)

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I will come visit that debate.
Meanwhile, you might wanna check out the debate that happened last night on Calm Frenzies' latest story. I think you might have something interesting and valuable to share there too.

Starts with Soham Shah's comment.

Chakoli said...

:-)))


running away...yup I ahd to;-)))

fr a relatioship...then I m sure...you won't go fr a date....:-)))

rel;ation are just made... u never wait for a date for that:-))

Keshi said...

k will do.

Im heading there now. :)

Keshi.

Nirmal said...

@noushy shah..

hehehe i dont think a guy will remember DATES..gals yup..

Nirmal said...

@shobna...

my own..not yet ..i m looking 4 a copyright..

hehehe

Nirmal said...

@vishesh..

really...then i just thank them that they dint meet up in BANK or HOSPITAL..

Nirmal said...

@hemanth..

after one day...heheeh i get bored after an hour...

hehehehe..

Nirmal said...

@aneesh..

heheh diplomatic answer...cool..

Nirmal said...

@hiren...

bro wat was that..u brought every word with DATE in it...

this is a deed of NOBLE prize...

hehehe

Nirmal said...

@gman..

but buddy dont u think gals hate those who stay away from commitments..????

Nirmal said...

@vriz..

ok here is one another twist..its like taking an appoinment..

so i guess a person shud not feel bad if he knows that another one is busy with someother APPOINTMENT>.

Nirmal said...

@rayshma..

what if we have meet him/her again???

Solitaire said...

@ Nirmal,

What do you think of double dates?

Nirmal said...

@urv..

i thought they ate APPLES??

Nirmal said...

@humble..

then i will knoch the door of KESHI for that then...

heheheh

Nirmal said...

@radhika..

hehehe how can one say that it will last only 4 a day or DATE.???

Nirmal said...

@sol..

heheeh its like multiTASKING...

Nirmal said...

@ceedy..

BHAIYA..there r stuffs out in market sweeter than DATES,...then y only this name???

Ankur said...

**btw Ankur is tearing my hair out on a 'Western/Eastern' debate at my blog LOL!


keshi, that debate was never abt west or east.. never!!! :)

Ankur said...

**btw Ankur is tearing my hair out on a 'Western/Eastern' debate at my blog LOL!


keshi, that debate was never abt west or east.. never!!! :)

Nirmal said...

@carolinagal..

ok now u r like MASTER in this so no comment..

hehehehe

Nirmal said...

@am in tranace...

u searched it in wikipedia...man ur studious..

hehehe

Nirmal said...

@ria..
wat bout HOURS then..its smaller.....

Nirmal said...

@joile..

u can ask for HOURS then..

it can go 4 24hrs..48hrs..

Nirmal said...

@ankur..

bro u talking bout LOVE and LOGIC..

heheh they r like opposites..

Nirmal said...

@sutta..

heheeh tats a gals job...

Nirmal said...

@mia..

only one day??????..

Keshi said...

Devil n Nirmal, Dating is SHONKY business! ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Ankur lets not evaluate that here too. :)

Keshi.

Nirmal said...

@daydreamer..

***find the guy who termed it date for the fst time..**

i m quite sure it was done by a gal.

Solitaire said...

@ Daydreamer and Nirmal,

I am telling you it was a marathi guy with last name DATE!

Ankur said...

@Keshi

did i come up with it here!! lolzzz

now u confusin me!! :P

Nirmal said...

@keshi...

i told u when u around i m cheeky..u made me one..

lol

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Please keep it short and sweet here. This post is about dates, not East and West.

I presume dates are catching up with the Easterners too.

Ankur said...

@Sol

A statement was raised abt me, and i answered it!! :)

I hope there is nothing wrong in it!!! :)

Nirmal said...

@keshi..

**Why dun we call it a Second, Minute or an Hour? So if u went out with a girl for an hour, u can say I was on an Hour yesterday.**

gal stop confusing me...

Nirmal said...

@aneri....


heheh tarikh pe tarikh ...

ok sunny deol brought this idea??

Nirmal said...

@sol..

no no...gals r good in DATES...so they have brought up this idea..

Nirmal said...

@keshi...

me a DEVIL..kidding huh..

heheehe

Keshi said...

Ankur u forget wut u say lol! Read ur own comment above abt East n West. And ty Sol for reminding him! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

**I presume dates are catching up with the Easterners too.


hahahahaha Sol, girl I love ur witty cleverness!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Nirmal lets go on a Gregorian Calendar!


Keshi.

SMM said...

Date - Singular unit

Week - 7 dates

Year - 365 dates

A unit of measurement like we have metres and seconds and bytes :P

Hope that helps Nirmal

Keshi said...

Nirmal ur not only a Devil, ur also a Diamondevil.

Keshi.

Ankur said...

@Sneha & @Keshi

Do u guys remember that world is round!!! :P
lolzzzz
so no east no west, u 2 r d best!!! :D

g-man said...

nirmal: really? i can't understand girls. write a book or something and give it to me :)

Nirmal said...

@smm..

heheheeh..cool huh..

look sol as i said a al invented this idea..

Nirmal said...

@keshi..

gregorian calender....tats sounds cool...

ok lets go..

diamondevil..hahah r u sure..

carolinagal said...

@Nirmal

**ok now u r like MASTER in this so no comment**

Thats right buddy,,been there, done that!!

Ria said...

Hrs wud sound a bit odd! Never the less hours r part of a date right. :P

Keshi said...

lol SMM good one!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Ankur :)


**so no east no west, u 2 r d best!!!


but Im in the SOUTH. lol!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

**diamondevil..hahah r u sure..

Nirmal should I doubt that?


Keshi.

Stupidosaur said...

Because a Date has complete information about all those other options mentioned...Week, Month, Year.

So when you say you went out with that person on a Date.. say a paricular Date, you are also specifying which week, month, year etc it was when it happened

So when you have the 'ultimate' option available, why opt for the inferior?

Stupidosaur said...

Its enough that you describe that you went on this particular Date with this person.

Nobody is so interested in your life as to know on which Microsecond, Second or Minute or Hour you went with the person.

So we dont use these units

But if the listener insists, you can say I went on a Timestamp with this person.

Because Timestamp data type provided by DB2 database includes all information such as hour, min, second and microseconds in addition to date.

Raghu Iyer said...

if the meeting is success and the couple get together well, they remember the date...if not then too they remember the date...

when there are multiple meetings and multiple persons to be met or seen..its dates....

the continous tense is dating...as if in movement and the moment to remember is date...

well, have had not dates...

Paradox Phillic said...

Date cos of what it represents - "Done After This Evening". Of course "Done" has many interpretations, running across the continuum from one extreme to another.

Now could week, month, year give you such benefit of doubt?? :P