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    When saying the month we tend phrase it as October 30, 2011 rather than 30 October 2011. My Windows does this. Do any of you with your computers set to "foreign" have it appear differently when you hover over the clock?

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    So far as computers go, the best date format is YYYYMMDD.

    Why?

    Let's say I am writing a term paper for a school assignment.

    I will name the file "Term_Paper_20111030.doc" (Assuming I am using Microsoft Word as the word processor>

    Let's ay I worked on this paper tomorrow and saved a new version of "Term_Paper_20111031.doc"

    Then the next day I finished the paper and named it "Term_Paper_20111101.doc."

    Assuming all three files were saved in the same directory on my hard drive (Let's say "My Documents" for the sake of simplicity) the computer would save the files ion the following order:

    (1) Term_Paper_20111030.doc
    (2) Term_Paper_20111031.doc
    (3) Term_Paper_20111101.doc

    So, the YEAR is of greatest significance, then the MONTH, and finally the DAY if you wish to find things on your PC/Mac.



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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    MM/DD/YYYY doesent make any sense, maybe thats why americans and some others use that
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    Quote Originally Posted by giegs View Post
    When saying the month we tend phrase it as October 30, 2011 rather than 30 October 2011. My Windows does this. Do any of you with your computers set to "foreign" have it appear differently when you hover over the clock?
    Yes. In portuguese: ''Domingo, 30 de outubro de 2011''
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    DD/MM vs MM/DD confuses me as well and I'm glad when the DD > 13 because that's the only time I can be really certain. I'm more comfortable with writing the month's name (or an abbreviated form of it).

    Also military time = for me at least.

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    Those of you who write dd/mm/yyyy, is that how you'd usually say the date, as well? Would you generally say, "My birthday is the 13th of October," or "My birthday is October 13th?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Those of you who write dd/mm/yyyy, is that how you'd usually say the date, as well? Would you generally say, "My birthday is the 13th of October," or "My birthday is October 13th?"
    I grew up in a very "English" place so I'm used to saying 30th of October, so yes.

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    It should be noted that in some countries it's, yyyy/mm/dd. I think many Asian countries do this and I think some Swedish friends told me they do it too.

    It's dd/mm/yyyy here in NZ. It's very confusing when I see it in the North American format. Even though you know you should simply mentally swap them around for some reason my brain has trouble.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Those of you who write dd/mm/yyyy, is that how you'd usually say the date, as well? Would you generally say, "My birthday is the 13th of October," or "My birthday is October 13th?"
    My cousin's birthday is the 13th of October! And yes this is how we would say it, however people may say it the other way on the odd occasion. American ways of saying things tend to creep into the culture. September 11th or 9/11, for example is always said this way in relation to the 2001 attacks.

    This reminds me of something I saw the other day:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Those of you who write dd/mm/yyyy, is that how you'd usually say the date, as well? Would you generally say, "My birthday is the 13th of October," or "My birthday is October 13th?"
    The former. (I hail from a commonwealth country)

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