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Date Imperialism

I have a particular affection for websites that allow me to format dates the way I prefer. I always get a little confuddled (aargh, brain slowdown!) when faced with dates as follows:


as opposed to:


It’s bad enough when there’s a nice big number like 29 to point the way – it gets much more problematic when you’re faced with small figures (like 4/5/07) and are not certain which system is being used.

If I have to accept one date format and one date format only, I would prefer 29 Nov 2007 (or Nov 29 2007).



I live in the UK with two cats -- Samson and Delilah.

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