In the USA, the most common date format is month first — December 11, 2016 — which is inconsistent with the standards the rest of the world uses. In this post, I’ll share some thoughts on why Americans use this format.
Imagine you’re reading through Twitter or Facebook, and one of your British friends comments that it’s a nice day – 24º and sunny. If you’re in the US, you’d think your British friend is freezing their ass off, but maybe they like the cold. However, everyone else is on the same page, and realize 24ºC … Read more » Going Metric