1021Re: ISO 8601 -- 1000
- Nov 4, 2004Well the problem is that most people don't have separate modes for
writing and speaking. Many teachers even encourage students to "write
the way you speak". I think we should all strive to write _better_
than we speak.
As relates to this list, I would not insist on saying, "It's 11:59",
I'd say "It's noon". Likewise I would say, "It's the fourth of
November" or "It's November fourth", leaving off the year. But when
writing, I would use an ISO8601 format.
Also, writing _better_ than you speak includes the use of a spell-
checker and reading what you wrote several times to look for error.
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