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Topic: Day/month/year OR month/day/year
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Grace1956

3/25/2017 1:50:09 PM
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Nov 2012
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Day/month/year OR month/day/year

I wish the government would do one or the other?

JessieJay

3/25/2017 1:53:31 PM
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Mar 2016
Total posts:169
it

is most often year/month/day in the government forms I deal with

Drowsy

3/25/2017 4:11:20 PM
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Sep 2013
Total posts:97
Year / Month/ Day

This is one of my pet peeves.  
 
When I worked for a government agency it was always. Year / Month / Day. To remember this I was told: "You're My Darling".  
 
The format of Month / Day / Year is the "American Format".  
 
I wish all businesses would use Y, M, D. when printing a register receipt. Makes it so much easier to identify when you purchased the product/service.  
 
The problems we have eh?

just_thinkin

3/25/2017 4:48:59 PM
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Jan 2008
Total posts:807
Pet Peeve

That has bugged me, too. Americans seem to want to use the format as if it is spoken, like "911" for September 11. I think that date settled the debate in the USA. To me, it''s always been a matter of scaling up. So, 4:48PM/25/3/2017 is the current time and date.  
Or the time might be "16:48 hours".  
 
Edited by just_thinkin, 2017-03-25 16:52:05

curlysister

3/25/2017 11:25:46 PM
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Sep 2009
Total posts:2002
hmmm

LOL, I scale down! It's currently 2017/03/25 at 2228 hours.

Grace1956

3/26/2017 7:44:59 AM
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Nov 2012
Total posts:230
:-

Heck not even the clinics or the hospital do it the same

Brenda

3/26/2017 8:46:40 AM
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Jul 2005
Total posts:8592
Lucky me

only have to look were the years go, the rest is 12/12.

axana596

3/26/2017 10:32:13 AM
Member since:
Jul 2010
Total posts:641
well

I was always told it was American to do month/day/year, but it was Canadian to do day/month/year (scaling up). I've never seen it scaling down anywhere :S

Lucille58

3/26/2017 12:40:54 PM
Member since:
Aug 2012
Total posts:233
BRHA

A few years ago, the BRHA sent out a memo to use yyyy/mmm/dd format, but very few use it. I like the fact that the month is in letters instead of numbers. That way, you know exactly which one is the month.

 
 
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