xkcd points out that the International Standards Organization (aka International Organization for Standardization) set a global standard in 1988 for how to correctly write the date. I don't think I have ever seen the date written this way and I work for a company with a bunch of international offices. The two most common I see are:
- United States - 2.27.13
- Europe - 27.2.13
Can we all please get on the same page?