Fritz Juengling Friolly at AOL.COM
Fri Sep 13 06:06:04 UTC 2002

Do you mean in writing or speech or both?  Do you commonwealthers always say
"The 12th of September, 2002"?  "September 12th, 2002" sounds fine (if not
easier and better) to me.  Maybe the N Am practice is based on what we say
(assuming "September 12th, 2002" is more common)
Fritz Juengling

> Does anyone know when and under what conditions the N. American
> practice of MMDDYY arose for dates? As far as I know the practice
> elsewhere is DDMMYY.
> Roly Sussex

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