[LMB] OT: Prime News

Federico Bergstein almirantenaismith at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 13:56:25 GMT 2017


When the programmer's revolt takes power (any day now), everybody will be
forced to use YYYYMMDD under pain of death.
The amount of man-hours devoted to fixing problems caused by the damn date
formats amounts to  little genocide already.


On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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>
> > On Nov 14, 2017, at 5:34 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > I suspect the US-only MDY comes from the US practice of saying e.g.
> > "November 14th" rather than "The 14th of November" as we would in the
> > UK: US English seems to delight in dropping words it deems to be
> > superfluous.
>
> Do Brits still give their age as 4 and 20?   If not, when did it change?
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