today’s date is 11/12/13 and that is very satisfying to me
Wow I’m American and I just realized how…
this is all very well and good, and I see the points being made, but I don’t know about the rest of my British followers, but I write and say the date first, ie 15th of November, and I think that is the same for a lot of people over here. “November 3rd” or whatever sounds intrinsically American to me. comments?
also I wonder, especially if the date thing started in English newspapers, if the speech pattern “November 3rd” came /after/ the date order was used.