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Why do Americans put the date month-day-year?

Its very confusing because some of them use the above way and some use the day-month-year. Its always better to put it day month year!

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We're the same country that doesn't use the simple metric system and drives on the right side of the road. We're weird, okay?

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We like to confuse other countries :)

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seriously. The imperial system too. Everytime I get enquiries from USA I need to convert all the units. Bla!!
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Lol
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Cj, why can't they see it's all a big, fun game?
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I don't know, I wondered this too!
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'cause we're weird like that.

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its actually rest of the world do it that way
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Europe goes Day,month, year.
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It's just the way America is. It was hard adjusting.

They use the stupid way of measuring, too. D;

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seriously. The imperial system too. Everytime I get enquiries from USA I need to convert all the units. Bla!!
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It's so stupid! They need to change. The rest of the world already has

LATE.
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Yes!! the need to change.. lol
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I'm not sure. Probably the same reason why we drive on the right side. And that we don't switch the e's and r's in words like center enter or meter.

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i know, when i first came to America i was so confused

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oh poor you :)
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you get used to it after a while though
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Yes if you live in the US. Sadly I have to deal with this burden of a task of changing all the units while I get an datasheet from there due to the imperial system being followed in US.
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haha, i still change everything into units too, because it's easier
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Lol I would be too!
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you mean you change to SI units?
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They're weird ;)

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Because we are king!!

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Not exactly the answer to my question :/
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Exactly!
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Ur all wrong!!! It's because we are AWESOME!!! Not saying that you foreign people aren't- my mom lives in england so I'm down with the pound n all- just... Well... We were awesome

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Not exactly the answer to my question :/
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Americans put month-day-year because that is the proper way to write it!

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sorry maam.. its seconds minutes and hours.. not minutes seconds and hours.. its common sense.
similarly day-month-year
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Oh! You don't have to apologize for being misinformed! I'm teasing! Of course, day-month-year makes more sense and if we could change, it would be okay with me. It would seem weird, but we'd adjust.
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i just wanted to put a modest tone.. not upset anyone :) people get offended easily nowadays
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No offense and I hope I didn't offend!
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Akil what is today's date?
Do you say today's date is
December 20, 2012 12/21/12
We say it that way, why not write it that way?

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Well you could say the 20th of december 2012 and have the same meaning 20/12/12 but Lets face it, I think our mind as Americans live more in the month, not the day. Having the month take precedence over a day gives us Americans a better sense of time, and seasons. We like to plan vacations, birthdays, BBQ, and events around sometime in the month not day. For example, "First weekend of June Im going to Vegas!"

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Stating the month before the day also makes the date have more meaning to us, gives it a more specific flare, sounds better in our ears, and is less confusing to us. When we hear a date we look for what stands out the most... We could care less about days because every numeral day in the month is like any other day example, "the 21st" uh yeah? the 21st of what? who cares?

We give more attention to knowing whether its Monday or Saturday because it reveals if we are working or have the weekend to enjoy. We care nothing for numbers unless bills are due every 21st of the month rent ect. ect. Which is not to pleasant unless you get paid bi-monthly and not bi-weekly.

When we hear a date, we hear JUNE!!! twenty first two thousand eleven, not june TWENTY FIRST!!! two thousand eleven.

I have tried my best to describe what I personally feel the answer to this question is, hopefully it helps and maybe I spoke for others out there too that may have not thought of it like that but it makes sense to me.
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