America inherited the months-first dates from the United Kingdom where it was occasionally used until the early 20th century, according to Reddit. American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy.
Why is the US date format different?
One of the hypotheses is that the United States borrowed the way it was written from the United Kingdom who used it before the 20th century and then later changed it to match Europe (dd-mm-yyyy). American colonists liked their original format and its been that way ever since.
How do you write the date in US vs UK?
Whatever the format, in British English, dates are usually written in the order day – month – year, while in American English they are written month – day – year.
Is it m dy or d m/y in America?
DMY and MDY are used interchangeably. Official forms generally tend towards DMY. Month is often spelled out to avoid confusion.
How do British write time in English?
The time can be written using either the 24-hour clock (04:19) or 12-hour clock (4:19 am)....British colloquialism.12-hour24-hourSpoken12 am00:00midnight6.05 am06:05five past six six oh five9.18 am09:18eighteen minutes past nine nine eighteen11.15 am11:15quarter past eleven eleven fifteen4 more rows
Why do Americans use m/d y?
American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy. The American format did not cause as much confusion as the date was usually written out in full. America stuck with mm-dd-yyyy while the rest of the world moved to a more logical format.
What does DD stand for in date of birth?