Date format: AE/BE Date Order - 4 July

Discussion in 'English Only' started by stranger in your midst, May 7, 2007.

  1. stranger in your midst

    stranger in your midst Senior Member

    English / Scotland
    The current usual American date order seems to be: month / date / year, whereas the current usual British order seems to follow the European: date / month / year.

    Has this always been the case and why has the difference come about ?

    Why do Americans depart from this order when referring to 4th July ?

  2. dobes Senior Member

    bratislava, slovakia
    US English(Boston/NY)
    I don't know how it came about, because our American order doesn't really make sense if you think about it. But we DON'T change it for July 4th! We call it July 4th or the Fourth of July, but never 4 July or 4th July.
  3. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU

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