posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 03:57 PM
Lets not forget the "customary" system as opposed to the metric system. The word custom is actually put right in there to remove any doubt that it
may have a scientific backing.
When it comes to the spelling, all languages eventually develope splits within their native speakers both in spelling and grammar. As such, I doubt
you've ever heard the four word super contraction (I'm'a) in the UK or Australia.
I am going to go to the store later.
I'm gonna go to the store later.
I'm'a go to the store later.
What is that, a future tense pronoun or the first steps to deriving a hawaiian language from english?
Despite being raised with the MM/DD/YYYY format, I fail to see how it may have practically come about. Atleast in your model, they are listed in
ascending order of time periods. My only guess would be that when flipping through a calendar, the first thing you would sort by is month then the day
with the year understood.