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Re: OT Re: Conlang-to-body-shape connections

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, April 14, 2003, 14:17
Tristan scripsit:

> See now, without an 'on the' before it, and forgetting that Americans > can't write short dates, I read that as five on twenty-three[1]. Took me > ages to work it it meant the twenty-third of the fifth. I'll never > understand the logic[2] behind it.
The logic is that we say and write May 10, 2003, and therefore write 5/10/03. Same order and all. The latter is pronounced five-ten-oh-three, at least by me. What I like is Japanese/ISO date style: 2003-05-10. It makes date sorting trivial. -- "Do I contradict myself? John Cowan Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. --Walt Whitman, _Leaves of Grass_