On Numerical Date Forms

Dear MM.DD.(YY)YY Users,

While I do sort of understand the fuss that a certain time this year will be 12:34:56 07.08.09, this time will occur on the 7th of August, not the 8th of July. Why would you write the month before the date? The month obviously is comprised of the dates, so it should be written as DD.MM.(YY)YY, because dates are less than a month and months are less than a year.

Oh, and it can also be written as (YY)YY.MM.DD, and this should really be the form to avoid any confusion. But notice that the month is still in the middle, not the first or last. This would also be the form I would be using if stupid Blogger allowed it.

tl;dr: 12:34:56 07.08.09 will occur on the 7th of August, not 8th of July.


Month Is Always In The Middle,

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