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#1
Trivial things like this get to me if I don't know the reason behind them.

What advantages does putting the month first have? I guess you could order it by month, but that's about it. Doesn't DD/MM/YYYY seem perfectly logical? Why did the USA decide to be different from the rest of the world?

(I'm not having a go at it I just want to know the reason behind it)
#2
So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.
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So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.

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So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.


Exactly this.
#7
Well in my part of england, we do say "The 28th of July 2008" whereas i guess in america those guys say "July 28th 2008". Trying to be utterly unbiased, but i would agree with TS, days --> years just makes sense
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So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.

Just the one?

Sorry, just the way you phrased it meant I had to say it

And I know nothing of history, so don't go on about it please
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#9
The way to go is:

Year/Month/Day

Because if you put it any other way it'll just be stupid when you've got a bunch of folders named after the date.
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Just the one?

Sorry, just the way you phrased it meant I had to say it

And I know nothing of history, so don't go on about it please


Thats because they're too ashamed to teach you guys how we totally pwned your country.
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I don't really care why it's the wrong way around, but when something is dated like 04/06/2008 I sometimes confuse the two ways and it could either be June 4th or April 6th.
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So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.

It's amazing how us Americans use a war that happened OVER 200 YEARS AGO as a bragging right..
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See, this is why we won that war.



your icon makes this ironic lol

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Thats because they're too ashamed to teach you guys how we totally pwned your country.

No, I just never really paid attention in history

And anyway, it was more...proper history. Like kings and stuff
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^^^^ I wonder what would happen if the Brits compared their war history with the US. Lets see, brits have been around for a billion years while americans have only like couple centuries in their history.
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I work for a big US company whose IT department is based in Ireland, (cause we're better educated than the US IT guys), and the date format caused me some headaches when I first started here. I work with a MDY format but my person stuff was DMY. I used to write personal cheques and stuff with the US format and I'd get the bank calling me asking about the dates, "Eh the date on that cheque you wrote, you know it was a strange format...."

The US date formate is great in terms of comparing/sorting/processing dates. I don't think there's any advantage in saying 28 July 2008 or July 28 2008.
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^^^^ I wonder what would happen if the Brits compared their war history with the US. Lets see, brits have been around for a billion years while americans have only like couple centuries in their history.


Human civilization hasn't existed for a billion years.

But Chinese and Asian history in general goes back 8000 years.
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#19
I think the 28th of July sounds a lot more better and grammatical accurate than July 28.
July 28 sounds like you don't know how to speak proper english.
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^^^^ I wonder what would happen if the Brits compared their war history with the US. Lets see, brits have been around for a billion years while americans have only like couple centuries in their history.


Haha. It's so true.

We have had so many wars the one we had with America barely registers. The 100 Years War with france was a bigger deal, for example.

And yea, seeing the date like that annoys me a little. It just seems different for the sake of it, with no regards for sense.
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I don't really care why it's the wrong way around, but when something is dated like 04/06/2008 I sometimes confuse the two ways and it could either be June 4th or April 6th.


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^^^^ I wonder what would happen if the Brits compared their war history with the US. Lets see, brits have been around for a billion years while americans have only like couple centuries in their history.

Not to mention Britain ruled over about half of the world at one point.

I'm an American myself, but this "LULZ AMERICA IS TEH BEST GUISE!" super-patriot bullshit really gets to me sometimes. I'm not an anti-American I just irritated with the way we act sometimes.

EDIT: So I'm not spamming: I'd say we did because we like to be different. I just get confused when a British person dates something as 04-07-2008. I'd think it's April 7th as oppsed to July 4th.
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i dunno but it REALLY confuses me when you guys (americans) put stuff like

02/01/08

meaning the 1st of february
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#26
It was not 9/11, it was 11/9.

I blame 7/7 for uniting both sides of the Atlantic on date-related tragedy.
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So we can say July, 28 2008 and not 28 July 2008
Which one do you think looks better, brit?
See, this is why we won that war.

Logical mathematical convections. For example, you say 2 dollars 50 cents, not 50 cents and 2 dollars. Smallest to largest It's always been that way. In fact, 28th July, 2008 books better. It makes more sense. The complimentary 28 is after the July which is not how the English language works. Adjectives first? You're also separating it when it should be together.

And don't start me with the War. You did not win the war. At all.
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thast true

it should have been the 11th of september


now for some reason i always think it was the 11th of the 11th
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Human civilization hasn't existed for a billion years.

But Chinese and Asian history in general goes back 8000 years.

I know, just making a point. They have been around for quite a while though
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^^^^ I wonder what would happen if the Brits compared their war history with the US. Lets see, brits have been around for a billion years while americans have only like couple centuries in their history.

Native Brits have been around since Europe as been. English have been around since around 400 AD.
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the 28th day of july in the year 2008 AD.

that's where we get 28th July 2008

which is where we get 28/7/08

where does July 28th 2008 come from?
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yeah before that it was a free for all LOL


this was to Craigo
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#33
Well us americans live to confuse europeans. It's easy to do and fun too.

And most people don't say July 28. They say July 28th.

I think this stems from the desire to group things by month - maybe for business. I mean if you start grouping things by the DAY that's really going to make it difficult to find what you're looking for. But if you put all of the July stuff in one folder and all of the August stuff in another folder, it makes it easier to find.
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Logical mathematical convections. For example, you say 2 dollars 50 cents, not 50 cents and 2 dollars. Smallest to largest It's always been that way. In fact, 28th July, 2008 books better. It makes more sense. The complimentary 28 is after the July which is not how the English language works. Adjectives first? You're also separating it when it should be together.

And don't start me with the War. You did not win the war. At all.


Then how come we got this bangin awesome country?
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Lol, also this.
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I'm an American myself, but this "LULZ AMERICA IS TEH BEST GUISE!" super-patriot bullshit really gets to me sometimes. I'm not an anti-American I just irritated with the way we act sometimes.

I agree, but I do think it's just as annoying when British people people nitpick at minuscule things.

ZOMG! they took the "u" out of colour.

who gives a ****?

Did the removal of a "U" drastically change their way of life?
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Then how come we got this bangin awesome country?
And we got nukes to blow up smaller countries with populations of darker skin colour and then ship the survivors back to serve us slurpees.
Slurpees, man!
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Lol, everything I've said in this thread has been extremely tongue in cheek.
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And most people don't say July 28. They say July 28th.

... In America.
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This is like the school playground, like.

It’s so like fun. Isn’t it like? I mean, like, it’s fun…. like


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the 28th day of july in the year 2008 AD.

that's where we get 28th July 2008

which is where we get 28/7/08

where does July 28th 2008 come from?


this is just as wrong - since the standard is Year/Month/Day

Like I wrote before Month/Day/Year probably came from the wanting to sort things by month to make them easier to find or to compare things by month. it probably started in business. If you sort things by the day it becomes a mess. Sorting by month is less messy. It's a more organized way of doing things.
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