Annoying American date format

Jemima Kiss is apparently the Julie Burchill of punctuation:

bq. Kicking around in a mailbox: OPA Intelligence Report 2/7/05. That’s the second of July in my world. I can accept that you put your dates in a different order – but it’s just the wrong order! What possible reason is there for putting the month first? It’s completely illogical and worse, could (and almost certainly has) caused some transatlantic communication nightmares.

The comments are fun. I hope this one by an American was tongue-in cheek:

bq. But hey, it’s not world peace, so there’s no use fighting over it.

And there’s a follow-up.

Thanks to Trevor (the Mycroft of the Internet).

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