- 7 August 2006
- 7 Aug 06
- 06/07/08 (Now things start getting confusing - are we in July or August?)
- ...You get the trend.
Seems like a small thing to get anal about, but it can cause quite a deal of confusion and frustration when you are trying to figure out whether 10/09/09 means 10 September 2009 or 9 September 2010 or 9 October 2009.
I propose we eliminate all numeric dates and only allow the following 2 formats:
- 23 January 2011
- 23 Jan 2011
Further, I move to pass a bill where anybody that deviates from this format be liable to execution by public stoning. If we only stick to the above 2 formats there will be no more confusion. I know that this format is also relatively clear:
But it's also plain ugly and looks like it forms part of a programmer's binary code. Let's keep it simple, unambiguous and neat. This way we don't waste precious time in our lives deciding if it's 2008 or 2009.