Or 12/11/11 for foreigners. Actually, I opened this thread for Russ who seems to need that extra push over the cliff. By the way, this won't happen again for another hundred years. Or next month if you're a foreigner.
It goes all the way back to the battle at Stamford Bridge.Out of curiousity, what is the reason for the day/month inversion for dates in the US?
dd-mm-yy seems ... really natural, mm-dd-yy is confusing!
I have no problem with yyyy-mm-dd nor dd-mm-yyyy, at times it is little bit confusing when it is dd-mm-yy or yy-mm-dd, what I was never able to understand was yy-dd-mm. This is something only WASPs could come with (and yes, I know it is a racist comment :tongue2:).yyyy-mm-dd makes the most sense since when it sorts alphabetically, it also sorts chronologically.
It makes sense to write how you say it, but it doesn't make sense to then convert a word into a number. For the benefit of my erstwhile US colleagues, I used to write, e.g., 12NOV90, thus eliminating ambiguity."IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776"
Fair point. But when I used to use this format, it was the 80's/90's, and I believe not many calendar months have more than 80 days. I use ISO8601 now, anyway.So, is today 11NOV12, or 12NOV11?