Question: Why are American dates backwards?

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.

Are American dates backwards?

Despite the variety of date formats used around world, the US is the only country to insist on using mm-dd-yyyy.

What countries use mm-dd-yyyy?

According to wikipedia, the only countries that use the MM/DD/YYYY system are the US, the Philippines, Palau, Canada, and Micronesia.

Why is America month Day Year?

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What date format is Yyyymmdd?

Date/Time FormatsFormatDescriptionYYMMDDTwo-digit year, two-digit month, two-digit dayMMDDYYTwo-digit month, two-digit day, last two digits of year (example: 121599)YYYYMMDDFour-digit year, two-digit month, two-digit day (example: 19991215)DDMMYYYYTwo-digit day, two-digit month, four-digit year (example: 15121999)44 more rows

How do Canadians write the date?

The YYYY - MM - DD format is the only method of writing a numeric date in Canada that allows unambiguous interpretation, and the only officially recommended format. The presence of the DD / MM / YY (most of the world) and MM / DD / YY (American) formats often results in misinterpretation.

Who uses Month-Day-Year?

The M-D-Y (month, day, year) is almost exclusive to the United States. It is also the main way of writing dates in Belize and Micronesia, and is an alternative to the D-M-Y format in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

What does DD stand for in dates?

MM/DD/YYAcronymDefinitionMM/DD/YYMonth/Day/Year

What does YYY stand for?

YYYAcronymDefinitionYYYYeah Yeah Yeahs (band)YYYYada Yada YadaYYYMont Joli, Quebec, Canada (Airport Code)YYYYoupi Youpi Yeah (band)

What does mm/dd/yyyy mean?

Acronym. Definition. MM/DD/YYYY. Two-Digit Month/Two-Digit Day/Four-Digit Year (e.g. 01/01/2000)

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