kiwiandrew

Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:39 am

just curious , do you follow your eccentric neighbours to the south when you write a date ? or is today 09/07/09 for you like it is in most of the rest of the world ?
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:24 am

I believe the ISO standard form is YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS .

Within my company we use YY/MM/DD.
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:30 am



Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 1):

thanks for your reply , but what I really meant is what does the average Canadian write in day to day casual use rather than in a specialised situation such as the workplace .

If one of your friends was writing todays date in ordinary local usage what would you expect them to write ? 07/09/09 ? 09/07/09 ? or something completely different ?
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:39 am

Here in the CF we use 09 Jul 09 (DD/MMM/YY)

Most people use 09/07/09 (DD/MM/YY) which is also the correct way.

The lazy people do it the US way. (MM/DD/YY) but they are few and far between.
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:51 am



Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 3):

thanks for that  thumbsup  my curiosity is now satisfied  Big grin
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:15 am



Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 3):
Most people use 09/07/09 (DD/MM/YY) which is also the correct way.

The lazy people do it the US way. (MM/DD/YY) but they are few and far between.

Odd, I've always been taught it was MM/DD/YY ever since I can remember.
Even at work that is the standard.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:21 am

DD/MM/YYYY is what i have been using and try to enforce wherever i go. But as Connies4Ever said, at work we use the ISO standard of YYYY/MM/DD
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:57 pm

I don't think you'll be able to find anyone who can speak authoritatively for "Canadians" on this question.

It is my opinion that we don't have any effective date format standards and after the turn of the century, things just got worse. Before, if you saw "05/04/99" you at least knew where the year was.

I sort of like the "20090709" format myself, as it is fairly intuitive, but I don't really see it around too much. I use "09jul09" myself, but I don't expect it to be obvious to other people.

I would say that if you want to be sure that people in Canada understand your date reference, you'd better write out "July 9, 2009"
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:02 pm

Oh heck, we use DD/MM/YY, MM/DD/YY, YY/MM/DD, YYYY/DD/MMM, DOW/DD/MMM/YYYY.... all depends what system you are looking at!
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:23 pm

Canadians don't really have a set way and really put it in any order they like. Since we got into 2001 its been a crap shoot. I personally use DD MMM YY using letters for the month. For example 21 AUG 09. But when it is written like this : 06/08/09 in Canada we usually have no idea what it means, most of the time thats probably year 2009, however sometimes people like to put it first as well.
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Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:43 pm

[NITPICK ALERT] The ISO format is YYYY-MM-DD (i.e., hyphen separator, not oblique/solidus/slash).
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:27 pm



Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 3):
Most people use 09/07/09 (DD/MM/YY) which is also the correct way.

The lazy people do it the US way. (MM/DD/YY) but they are few and far between.

What makes one a lazy way of writing it as compared to the other, since they both use 6 digits..?

I am from the English speaking Caribbean and we use DD/MM/YY, here in Mexico I also see that they use DD/MM/YY.

Personally since 2000, I have used DD/MM/YYYY.

But strangely, on official US forms such as immigration/customs, it is also DD/MM/YY or DD/MM/YYYY.
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:31 pm

Why doesn't everybody just adopt the ISO YYYY-MM-DD?

It's the one used all over east Asia and quite frankly the most logical ordering.
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:13 pm

It all depends on whom I'm corresponding with. If it's someone here in the US, then 07-09-09. But, if I were corresponding with family in Canada or UK, it would be 09-07-09.
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:11 pm

Over here it's DD/MM/YY. I don't get why some countries use MM/DD/YY, that's just backwards...
 
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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:26 pm



Quoting Jayce (Reply 5):
Even at work that is the standard.

That because most people are too lazy to alter regional settings on their computer so the American convention has become accepted as standard.

The Canadian standard is dd/MM/yy.

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RE: Canadians - Are Your Dates DD/MM/YY Or MM/DD/YY?

Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:39 pm



Quoting Captaink (Reply 11):
What makes one a lazy way of writing it as compared to the other, since they both use 6 digits..?



Quoting YOWza (Reply 15):
That because most people are too lazy to alter regional settings on their computer so the American convention has become accepted as standard.

That is what I meant. It's easier (lazy) for people here to just do what they do in the US.
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