TheEndIsNigh: It is 2013-12-11. Why does everyone persist in misformatting dates to unsortability?
reillan: Everyone knows it's the 8th of Tevet, 5774
brantgoose: when they are good, they are very, very good, and when they are bad they are horrid.
Sin_City_Superhero: Another numerical anomaly are the so-called 'Odd Days'. There are only six of these days a century and they occur when every number in the date is an odd number.It says that there are only six odd-days per century, but that doesn't sound right.1-1-131-3-131-5-131-7-131-9-131-11-131-13-131-15-131-17-131-19-131-21-131-23-131-25-131-27-131-29-131-31-13Even if you don't count the dates I italicized because one of the numerals is an even number, that's still 11 odd-dates just in January of this year.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: December 11th not 11th of December.You say 1845 Pine Street, not Pine Street 1845
DerAppie: I do say the street name before the number. As does almost everyone I know.
ChipNASA: Control+F "12/13/14"What the FARK is wrong with you people???
CipollinaFan: Whatever, I will see you December thirteenth of next year.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: December 11th not 11th of December.
Doc Daneeka: Both Americans and Europeans do it wrong, IMO.The only logical date formate is Year-Month-Day.It's 2013-12-11
barefoot in the head: Why the sequential logic of day, month, year should escape anyone, is beyond ludicrous.Month, day, year is the say/write equivalent of hooked on phonics spelling (see: "Tazer", "surprize").
Cubicle Jockey: We write it like we say it."Today is December eleventh, two-thousand thirteen" = 12/11/13The romance languages go "Today is the eleventh of December, two-thousand thirteen" = 11/12/13
brantgoose: I prefer the Euro method of recording dates: 13.12.11. It's unambiguous and it is easy to sort chronologically. A machine can do it. As long as the date is unambiguous, I don't care how you write it, thoughAs an amateur genealogist, ambiguity is a plague. You should always write the date so as to make the month and the day of the month easily distinguishable, let alone the year. If you must abbreviate the year as well, you should be extra unambiguous. It's best to write the date like so: 2013-12-11 That way you can sort by year, month and day without problems.European rules may annoy, but a lot of them are very logical and practical. I am for adopting the best and leaving the rest. The French, Jews, Germans, Japanese, and other very logical people can go nuts with the rules sometimes (or just get weird), but like the poet said of the little girl, when they are good, they are very, very good, and when they are bad they are horrid.
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