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Re: CHAT: Dates with the number before the month

From:Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 23, 1998, 7:58
At 7:30 pm -0600 22/12/98, Eric Christopherson wrote:
>Raimondo A. Brown scris: >> I can well imagine that in some areas Yule was celebrated at the turning of >> the year and the Yule log is burnt on New Year's Eve (Nos Calan in Welsh - >> the night of the Calends [of Jan.]). But here in south east England Yule >> is 25th Dec. > >I've been wondering, how do you pronounce '25th Dec.' or '25 Dec.'? Do >you say "twenty-fifth of December," or just "twenty-fifth December?"
The twenty-fifth of December. If we put the number after the month, we Brits still include the definite article, e.g. December the twenty-fifth. Ray.