On Fri April 2 2010, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Not quite the same thing. UK and US English are different in some
respects ("two countries divided by the same language") but at least
it's clear that we're talking about specific regions and their
peculiarities (not to mention the local differences even within those
regions) so we can all make allowances. In the case of date formats,
it's the US versus everyone else and it actually does lead to ambiguity
in some cases.
Not that I expect this to change of course.
Interesting. I didn't realize that *everyone* else used the other format
for dates. I really was under the impression that most everyone in North
America used the same date format (i.e. Mexico, Canada, USA, etc.) I won't
swear to it, but I'm reasonably familiar with our friends to the north and
south of the US, and I was pretty sure they used the same date format we do
here in the US.