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WonderWirm

February was a while ago though. (Yeah, yeah, MM/DD/YYYY but that shit doesn't make sense!) LOLz from Oz.


nwalesseedy

Lolz from UK


garry4321

Joining in from Canada!


HOTP1

I’m from Canada and I often see it written either way. It gets confusing when we can’t seem to decide which standard to follow


whk1992

Nothing really matters as long as the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve doesn't run dry!


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Lolz from Rey's feet


Pink-Flying-Pie

The normal part of the world has one cool palindrome coming up in next February 22.02.2022


ThatChrisFella

Recently we had 12.11.21 too


Craigfromomaha

Super Twosday


throwawayabanotabba

The whole world has a palindrome date today. 2021-12-02


Cottagecore_lesbian2

I live in the uk and most of us write it like DD/MM/YYYY


throwawayabanotabba

YYYYMMDD is the ISO standard. It's used in the UK the US everywhere else. Happy Palindrome Day!


pettythief5

My cake day, been thinking of this since I was a kid… it’s gone to quick 😫


Manimanocas

RemindMe! 82 days


BastardInTheNorth

American here, and agree that MM/DD/YYYY is questionable, but the palindrome still works if using the superior YYYY/MM/DD format.


WonderWirm

OMG I love you. ISO format, I call it. YYYY-MM-DD. I learned it doing lots of SQL on databases.


b5tirk

ISO 8601


Leupster

This is the way.


WonderWirm

Geekier than me. Impressive!


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tandem_biscuit

DATE’2021-12-02’


GotTheNameIWanted

Yesss! Use this for saving all my corresspondence and drawing issues.


hard-time-on-planet

A visualization /r/dataisbeautiful/comments/lnz74b/datetime_format_by_region_visualised_v3_thanks/


fermat1432

Far superior! :)


hedoeswhathewants

Sir, this is reddit where we complain about anything America does while doing something similarly stupid.


Rosbj

We also downvote smartasses, truth-peddlers and posts that other people have already downvoted irregardless of what they said.


SkollFenrirson

>irregardless


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oxblood87

That is almost as bad as the US system. ISO 8601 makes it 2021-12-02 Dates are unambiguous, and sort chronologically


Peterowsky

That is true, and it's great for archival purposes and long projects. It's also slightly less convenient for everyday (anything less than a year old) uses than day/month/year and holds *only the barest* advantage over it on the aformentioned cases.


CuckoldMeTimbers

Because we say “February 12th” instead of “the twelfth of February”


Zlatarog

In case you were curious, in the US we write it how we say it which is why it looks the way it does. We say December 2nd (12/02). People rarely say the 2nd of December.


sleepytoday

I’m British and I hear “Second of December“ more than “December the Second”, so maybe there’s some truth to that. I’d find it extremely unusual to hear “December Second”. However, why then do americans tend to use expressions like “Fourth of July” more than “July (the) fourth”?


Mmtrgfmgzz

If I’m referring to the holiday I saw Fourth of July. If I’m referring to something generic, I say July 4th. Or birthdays. If someone has a birthday on July 4th, I saw July 4th, lol.


mantolwen

I do all the time.


fixxer75

Where were you on 11/9 ? XD


yesat

The 11 September. That's how we say it here.


whales-are-assholes

In a country that formats its dates appropriately.


melankoholisti

Grieving Cock Pärssinen.


dogboyboy

When speaking do you always say “the 2nd of December” or do you say “December 2nd”? It’s simple displaying it the way we speak. Not as big a kerfuffle as the imperial system or something.


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RMWL

I heard someone say December 2 yesterday. Never heard anyone call dates by number


ind1355

The thing is when you’re speaking it doesn’t matter which way round you say it there is no confusion if you say day month or month day. But when using dd/mm or mm/dd we alway end up having this same conversation and more importantly have to clarify


dogboyboy

im not using this point as an "argument for" I merely saying its not as stupid or crazy of a thing if you just stop to wonder "hmm, why is it that way?" for more than 5 seconds. A bit too much nuance to expect in an online discussion i guess.


Theskyis256k

The one true format is YYYY/MM/DD.


Elitrical

Explain exactly how month, day, and year doesn’t make sense


r1ngr

Always curious for DD/MM/YYYY users how do you respond when asked what your birthday is? Do you say December 12th or 12th December or 12 of December?


AislingAshbeck

I'd say 12th of December.


aesops_mum

In the UK you would say "my birthday is on the 12th of December"


magnusjolnaes

Well most of us get asked in our native language I would presume. In Denmark it would be equivalent to 12th December.


ind1355

The thing is when you’re speaking it doesn’t matter which way round you say it there is no confusion if you say day month or month day. But when using dd/mm or mm/dd we alway end up having this same conversation and more importantly have to clarify


carothersjoshua

A palindrome, if you will


olookcupcakes

also an ambigram, you can turn it upside down and it reads the same


MrCircleDickTheFirst

Is it still a palindrome when it's numbers?


hatsuseno

Essentially applies to any string of characters, numbers and symbols included.


Holy_saracen

Tell me you are American without telling me that you are American


oxblood87

ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd 2021-12-02 The American was correct by sheer coincidence


bigmartyhat

I was thinking Feb was ages ago!


RurikTheDamned

Ten months too late, though.


BastardInTheNorth

Fair enough, let’s go with 2021 12 02 in that case.


elzaidir

Yes! The only, the correct way : r/ISO8601


T3ve

Hungarians send their regards


Tarekis

~~That‘s great for sorting, buf 02 12 2012 is way more readable~~ EDIT: I concede my point, YYYYMMDD is better. I probably find it more readable this way because I speak german and we do strange things with numbers and I‘m used to it. You have to say the full number before it makes sense because the less important digit comes first for all two-digit numbers: e.g. 15 = fünf(5)zehn(10)


BirdLawyerPerson

I will not tolerate this ISO 8601 slander. Year first is the most readable and logical, because everywhere else we use numbers we go left to right from most significant digit to least significant digit. Putting year at the end is like saying "quarter past 9," which puts the precise number (minutes) before the general number (hours). With DD-MM-YYYY, the digits go up in sequence in an order: 21-43-8765, which is just a logical mess.


oxblood87

No you were early. ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd. 2021-12-02 Avoiding ambiguous results, and sorts chronologically.


peterhowe7720

IMO better in year/month/day format: 20211202


oxblood87

ISO 8601 Always yyyy-mm-dd


Yeetus_McSendit

I date all my work files this way so that even if they are edited at another date, you can always sort by file name to find the earliest or latest file. Eg. 2021.12.02_Yeet.pdf


slugworth70

Also the same upside down


AleDeCicco

1Z0Z Z0 Z1


BadgerSituation

That's Elon Musk's kid's nickname.


SpaceHawk98W

It's my birthday day


AndreiTheMagic

Yoo same, Happy Birthday!


Leeiteee

Happy "cake day" day to you


Garnetski

ayeee happy birthday to you then! :)


paecmaker

Happy IRL cake day


likesleague

Hey same! Happy birthday! Extra special for all the people turning 21 today I guess


kolegatorr

02.12.2021.


oxblood87

ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd 2021-12-02 The American was correct by shear coincidence


T0biasCZE

who cares about iso


BrickGun

Anyone who deals with log files (or any date sorting, really). Naming them starting with YYYY_MM_DD makes them easily sortable. Doing it using the US nomenclature intermixes all the same months amongst the various years and all the same days within the months as a group. The worst possible way. A total headache to find what you need when there are hundreds/thousands.


MooMoo_Juic3

you have really good handwriting


Garnetski

thanks hahahah


SirTheadore

Only in America.


Nbabyface

r/notinteresting


ELementalSmurf

But today is the 2nd of December not the 12th of February


oxblood87

Works with ISO 8601 also, you know the date format that isn't ambiguous, and lists them in order of importance such that dates sort chronologically. 2021-12-02


TechyWolf

Most people in America say December 2nd not 2nd of December


ELementalSmurf

But I'm not most people in America. I'm one person in Australia.


FredWestLife

Just like July 4th is always and only July 4th... Oh.


LowBrowHighStandards

It’s a 50:50 split on that one. Depends on context really. Talking about the holiday? 4th of July. Talking about the date in a general way? July 4th


anonymous_dancer

this is a numerical palindrome


Traumfahrer

Palindrome is no Palindrome.


BoJackB26354

Yeah, why didn’t they call it a palinilap?


Traumfahrer

Dromemord


anonymous_dancer

unfortunately not


Garnetski

yup exactly hahahahah


Stevenwernercs

not with the space


The-Hispanic-Panic

British people finding an opportunity to mention how much better their dating system is:


oxblood87

And still fucking it up writing it backwards. ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd 2021-12-02


LittleDickk

Same forward backward and flipped up or down


mErK5497

Palindrome


TheGamerWithMore

Like Glenelg, which is a beach suburb here in South Australia


Deltasiu

Same with my country's date writing which is 2021 12 02. (Not so much with when it goes DD MM YYYY


sonofmordrem

Turn back now, all comments are the same.


InevitabilityEngine

Give me your handwriting please.


Tagous

Yup that is incredibly “mildly interesting “


CaBBaGe_isLaND

Also 2021-12-02


DisobedientAvocado75

Upside down as well.


Skallgrim85

So we are time travleres now? that date was 10 months ago........


oxblood87

ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd 2021-12-02 The American was correct by sheer coincidence


siren_37

What is backwards is the American system of showing date. 02/12/2021 for god's sake


st3f-ping

I prefer ISO. 2021-12-02. You can sort a list into date order with an alphasort. 😏


oxblood87

Works with ISO 8601 also 2021-12-02


suicidaleggroll

They’re both wrong because neither of them sort alphabetically. When you write the time, do you write SS:MM:HH? No, you put the most significant value first. ISO 8601 is the only way.


godfilma

When you say dates aloud, how do you say them? I would say "December 2nd, 2021" *Edit: Why downvotes? This is how other Americans and I say dates...


Doctor_Ghillie

**Day** of **Month**, **Year**


godfilma

Interesting. I guess it really is a localization thing. If you don't mind, what country did you live in?


Doctor_Ghillie

Britbongistan


Urgaano

In the Netherlands we'd say the equivalent of second of December, 2021 so DD-MM-YYYY makes more sense to us


siren_37

It is usually 2nd December, 2021 where I live


GodlikeCat

ITT: The same ISO nerd spamming every comment


the_VVHHH

*02 12 2021 but close enogh for america


oxblood87

Works with ISO 8601 also 2021-12-02


zsvx

lmao so many losers on this thread pointing out the obvious. yeah it’s the american way, but why cares? this is /r/mildlyinteresting it’s just something you say “neat” to then move on with your life. anyone with at least three braincells should be able to figure this out


WoodSheepClayWheat

You're ten and a half months late.


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dirktol

Last februari?


coyotiii

Only one more week of seeing this left after today. Cool though.


simon1lee2002

It would be mildly interesting if it was actually today’s date. That’s Feb to me.


oxblood87

ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd 2021-12-02 The American was correct by sheer coincidence


Eldowon

Nah, even when the American is wrong, it's right 🤣


Lachimanus

Well, who isn't looking forward to the 22/2/22, also known as Twosday?


TonyKebell

Yeah, this was a fun fact back on the second if February why bring it up now


19whale96

Today is an ill omen for America, who is the only country who writes our dates like this i think


whales-are-assholes

**Whales-Are-Assholes Fun Fast Facts** * Countries that use the MM/DD/YYYY format are: The United States of America Canada Palau, and; Micronesia *disclaimer: Facts may not be fun, fast, nor facts at all.


oxblood87

Or you know THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD.... ISO 8601 2021-12-02 So that dates sort chronologically and are not ambiguous.


FlorensFriedrich

DD/MM/YYYY


oxblood87

yyyy-mm-dd ISO 8601


Hessesieli

this was 10 months ago, old news


jaquick

Backward as well as upside down. Neato.


Standard_Detective85

*laughs in european*


Fion195

It isnt Februari??? Its december why is this posted now????


oxblood87

ISO 8601 is yyyy-mm-dd Ignore the American that wrote the date backwards. It's 2021-12-02 last palindrome in my lifetime


Fion195

I write dd-mm-yy


oxblood87

Which is objectively worse


Fion195

Go back to LoL


Ynys_cymru

What the significance of the 12th of February 2021?


oxblood87

No, ISO 8601 for international standard dates is YYYY-MM-DD So it was 2021-12-02, the Americans just got lucky.


spacebar_x

We did it in February


bensuffolk

Only if you are American!


N00banator912

Ok, can we not get one of these every day please? The date in US format is going to be palendromic december 1-9, 11, and 22.


ImeldasManolos

Pretty much only in USA but yes


Logical_Nerve2475

Only in America..... Uk. We have dd/mm/yyyy


Brickben1234

Go away Americans.


oxblood87

No, ISO 8601 for international standard dates is YYYY-MM-DD So it was 2021-12-02, the Americans just got lucky.


joehalfrack

It's because the internet will end. https://www.geekwire.com/2021/is-the-internet-going-to-end-signs-around-seattle-beg-the-question-ahead-of-unique-date-12022021/


gmtime

Why are you talking about the 12th of February? /s


spyalien

Bit late


Decmk3

Only ten months late


-SierraModeling-

Woah.


Euphoric-Bonus-4213

Hi internet friend


TateP23

I guess today is a palindrome


Team_Baby_Kittens

It’s a palomino


DemonicLlama

Redrum!


imperatori310

It's a palomino.


robtbo

It’s my birthday today and That is pretty damn cool


_-ihatemyself-_

12321 reading backwards is still 12321!!!!!


ilenrabatore

Right on time!


Kbake21

It’s my bday!


ouchpuck

So many dynamos


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oxblood87

Works with ISO 8601 also 2021-12-02


Wibiz9000

I remember that day. I was playing emulated Pokemon Park 2 for the Wii. I didn't think much of it at the time.


cr4vn2k

And it will be like that all month!!! Crazy!!!


csilvmatecc

Drop the 20 from 2021 and the 0 from 01-09 days, and every single-digit and repeating-double-digit (11/22) day also makes it a palindrome. For example 12/7/21


TrancaDorada

In Spain, we call that a "Capicúa" number


SgtThund3r

And upside down


1375885

Birthday!!!!


GamerAndGrower

Wait till you flip the picture upside down!


Nikehedonia

waiting for someone to comment palindrome


GingerGiantz1992

Thank you! The guy who posted yesterday was so close lol


coffeemanboy

Then flip it upside down…


iceteacips

Wow today is my birthday and seeing this made my day.


nobodyGLORIOUS

IE be like


KaydeFlimp

Type the date into a calculator and it reads the same upside down!


Zeke880

Nice


Ok_Waltz1687

Is it?!!?!?!?!


Seekerfromafar84

And it's my sister's birthday too, definitely got to share this fun fact with her.


Mac-Actual

I was married on 02 02 2020. if I forget that anniversary, then I deserve whatever punishment my wife deems fit.


roobopp

I am disappointed this wasn't written on paper towel


c0Y0T3cOdY

What time is it?