Dating differences us europe
) talk like that, but how do you know it's not that people in the US talk like that because that's the official date format?
If the latter then you haven't answered the question.
I suggest that if you do not like this answer, you do me the courtesy to say why you think this one is wrong.
Even better, provide your own answer if you think mine is wrong.
If you write day/month/year in America, you will not be understood.
I agree with you that using were is correct if the subjunctive is contrary to the fact, as furnished by the example 'if I were you', however the sentence '.I was to say a date I would do so in the format...' does not contain anything to the contrary, hence was is acceptable. Can’t you see that "If I was to say blah blah, I would ..." is a veritable textbook-perfect form of a hypothetical? Thus “If I was” in that instance would be considered wrong by careful writers and speakers.But I couldn't find a definitive discussion of the history of the different formats. 500-1100 AD) dates were written in full sentences (e.g. So the format yyyy-mm-dd became pretty common on official documents, manufacturing stuff or interfaces.Is it just conventional, or is there an official 'British date standard' (like with metric and imperial, for example). "fifteenth day before the calends of April" -- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) rather than using any kind of notation. I have no sources to quote as such, but personally prefer to use a logical format starting with the lowest unit (days) and ending with the highest (years), thus the 4th of July would be most logical (to me anyway) in European format as 04/07/13, not 07/04/13..So are you saying Americans would never say the "Fourth of July"?:) One way became popularized in one part of the world, another in another, and yet another in yet another.