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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Dec 13, 2014.
Won't have another sequential date for 89 years ...enjoy
Wow. Weird. I remember thinking it was coming up but I totally forgot.
It's 14/12/14 today.
Yesterday was 13/12/14.
Of course you would say that, you're hanging upside down, and probably throws everything off!
The US date format isn't in order of the size of the units - which sort of makes a nonsense out of saying it's 12/13/14.
I guess it's sort of a throwback to the cubits, furlongs and fathoms they still use over there.
Is the US date format only used in the US or are there other countries that use it?
It's funny when I think that as an Australian I am bidatel (new word) because of the heavy US influence here.
USA and Belize use MM/DD/YY but DD/MM/YY is not ubiquitous either as Asia use other formats.
Not many places follow the ISO 8601 standard.
In the States, yesterday would have been 2014-12-13.
Which, when you think about it, is really the only way to do it.
It's still 14/12/14 here
D/M/Y is naturally sequential, makes more sense than M/D/Y
Trouble is I'm so used to DD/MM/YYYY here, that often it's very hard to decifer the USA dates, especially in the lower numbers lol
Month - Day - Year makes more sense to me, because that is how it is said (December 13, 2014).
At least that's how we say it here.
A couple we know had a baby yesterday, cool birthdate!
It's 14/12/14 here (with the day first), but really the most sensible way to record it is the other way around (with the year first) 14/12/14.
This discussion reminds me of the old 'units of measurement' thread... Here's a map showing all of the countries who still use pounds as their primary unit of weight.
We'd be more likely to say [the] 13th [of] December 2014, and the equivalent is also what's said in other languages with which I'm familiar.
Interestingly (or not, if you don't care), for visiting the USA it used to be required to fill in a little green visa waiver form. I noticed that the dates were to be expressed in the "logical" DD/MM/YYYY format rather than the MM/DD/YYYY way in common use over there. Presumably an acceptance that the way most of the world does it makes more sense.
The ISO way, YYYY/MM/DD, also makes perfect sense and I use it in dating computer files, since they automatically get sorted in chronological order.
It isn't universal, but I at least tend to use the leading zero in the "single-digit" months; for example I write my birthday as 22/04/47.
Yes, it's easier and more intuitive, plus it's a great reason for another petty international argument over something that was supposed to be fun!
yeah, SUPPOSED to be...
Whatever fun thread, you will always have:
...to destroy it all
Hurrah for Myanmar and Liberia, our allies in units! Long may we confuse and confound the rest of the world!
It is the way of the BadDog as we journey on.
I had no idea that there was a standard format anywhere. Around here, it all seems to depend on what form you're filling out, or what publication you're reading.
Sometimes, it's YYYY-MM-DD. Sometimes it's alpha-numeric: Dec. 14/14. Sometimes it's 14th of December, 2014.
Of course, it's more fun to say that last night, the time was 10:11, 12-13-14, not that it means anything. After all, when the calendar got adjusted to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, the world lost anywhere between 10 and 14 days, so today's date is actually somewhat arbitrary.
Here in Canuckistan, so close to the US, there's sometimes confusion over whether a date is day/month/year or month/day/year. My solution (which I tend to promote in code I write) is to use the ISO-8601 date format: yyyy-mm-dd, for example Christmas will be 2014-12-25. Since no one writes yyyy-dd-mm there is never any ambiguity.
That's how I've done it for years! And not because some silly ISO group says so, either...