RE: German dates?

Subject: RE: German dates?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:24:20 -0500

Scott said:
Yes, it does. Day, month, year. Only us illiterate colonials in the
US use month, day, year.

Not illiterate! Only, as in so many other ways (I mean linguistically, of
course <g>) strangely oldfashioned. "Month, day, year" was perfectly
acceptable British usage about two centuries ago...

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information


About the time we left the arms of the British Empire.

We can't spell either, we keep leaving out the "u" in so many words.



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