[LMB] OT: Prime News

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 14 13:50:39 GMT 2017

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 5:21 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> Huh, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country> claims YMD is
>> used by China, Canada, and Japan, plus a few others.
> Nothing wrong with YMD; it's MDY that's demented.

It’s a left over from using words to say “November 14, 2017”.   We have other left-overs that make things difficult, such as the ambiguity with what date is midnight, and when is Christmas Eve.    Or the oxymoron of 12:00 pm and 12:00 am.

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