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.