It's DAY before MONTH, except in the good ol' US of A.

I’m a little disappointed with blogger today. They turned down my request for a timestamp format which included both date AND time and was not in a US date format. I really don’t like dates that go MM/DD/YY as the month and date are reversed to what’s normal here and it’s very confusing.

Luckily I just found an easy solution – remove the dates from all comments. I’m happy with that πŸ™‚ This is a boring post though. Not so happy about that.


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Ben Boyle

Web developer, Dad, gamer, mentor, animator, universal design advocate, fan of gadgets and sunshine!

4 thoughts on “It's DAY before MONTH, except in the good ol' US of A.”

  1. You know, I was thinking more on this last night and realised how illogical the US date format is! Here we have the wonderfully logical: day – month – year. It’s so silly to disturb that logic and put the month before the day! Makes no sense. Why put a larger measure of time first, then a smaller, then the largest? The mind boggles, really it does.And this is a boring reply, but I don’t care. Heehee! πŸ™‚

  2. Larger to smaller does make sense though, just think “hours, minutes, seconds”. Works great for sorting too, which is why the ISO format is YYYYYMMDDTHHMMSS.But month, day, year, … that’s mixed up. I guess there was a reason the US adopted this style. I wonder what it was!

  3. Maybe it’s the same reason we don’t use that stinking metric system. Sounds like we made up our own thing and expected the rest of the world to just fall in line….typical of us, eh? πŸ˜‰

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