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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 11:11 PM
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29FEb, if that had been the case they would have found similar dates for VE and VJ days. They didn't. It is just when the Armistice was signed, making it 11 am made it sound better, and be more memorable as the end of "the war to end all wars".

Shame they got that bit wrong.
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Old Dec 13th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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kenderina and lincasanova:
I see it written like that about 50% of the time here (BCN).
This is stuff that I see in Spanish, not English.
I would prefer dd/mm/yy.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 12:21 AM
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hmmmmm. will have to keep my eyes open and see if anyone here is doing that, too. i never have seen that here(valencia).

it certainly isnīt how businesses or public announcements are represented.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 12:52 AM
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I am now even more curious about why.
There are a lot of bi or trilingual magazines in BCN, as well as promotional material etc. Maybe there are some American editors/influences behind this.

Although I am sure I have seen this phenomena from other sources as well.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 06:03 AM
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perhaps.. if these are bi-tri lingual articles.. then someone is just translating the words and all dates are left as is.

obviously the original was in english/americanized..

could be this? i thought you mean tin normal spanish publications..

check it out. i am also very curious.
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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I am doing right now a course at UOC (Catalunya Open University), which is online and in catalan language...and they write dates the same as in Spanish. I am curious too
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Old Dec 14th, 2007, 09:33 AM
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I agree that yyyymmdd makes the most sense to me.

Among other merits, it keeps everything sorted in correct order when used in filenames, with or without hyphens or other punctuation marks.

file-2007-12-12

comes after

file-2007-11-11

comes after

file-2007-01-01

comes after

file-2006-12-31

etc, etc...

Putting the mm-dd or the dd-mm in front of the year jumbles the years all together.

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Old Dec 17th, 2007, 02:38 AM
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next time i come across it i'll post.
i agree with the idea that it may be stuff translated from english but im sure it's not the only place i've seen it.
like i said, about 50%.
although i have been checking receipts etc. for the date, haven't found where i've seen it yet.
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Old Dec 17th, 2007, 02:46 AM
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I was going to be the first but obviously great minds....

YYYYMMDD is the way to go.

That way sorting works.
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