Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

20 Oct 1995 06:19:10 GMT

In <eosm.814164638@terra> eosm@civag.unimelb.EDU.AU (Emma Osman)
>Why do Americans put the month before the day in numeric dates?
>And does any other country follow this peculiar custom?

Because we are a perverse lot who do things like that just to annoy the
rest of the world. We take special delight in this, because the rest
of the world is so easily annoyed.

Actually, I prefer (and use) the unambiguous 20 OCT 1995 favored by our
Department of Defense before they went ISO (further reason why we
Americans so distrust our government - it is all a foreign plot).

Andrew Grygus - California Republic
Resist Microsoft