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Posted By: Manitas_at_home
15-Mar-13 - 04:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy pi day!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy pi day!
We don't have it backward. Day, Month, Year. Increasing in order of magnitude. You could say that the US has it out of order - not backward and not forward. We tend to say dates as 29th May, 1999 so our notation reflects our speech although it's not considered odd to say May the 29th. But why was George M Cohan born on the 4th of July (British style) and not July the 4th?