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How do Canadians abbreviate dates?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by McNuggetsMan, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Member

    To all our friends in the great white north,

    I am on a project in Toronto for the next few weeks and I am trying to adjust to all the slightly different spellings up here (centre, cheque, etc.) even though my Canadian clients are too polite to tell me I sound like an American idiot. I need to abbreviate some dates in a time line. How would I do that in Canada. For example January 12, 2011... is that:


    Thanks for the assist.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, they're all loony about it.

    Seriously, they do it the same way Americans do. Although, I believe in Quebec they might do it the day-month-year European way.
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    no we don't, it's day, month, year.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Take her to Tim Horton's, say they're going to the bathroom and walk out the back door.
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    She asked me to kiss her where it stinks so I took her to Hamilton! (Hi, JR!)
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    It IS day, month, year, although you may find some Canadian branches of US based companies do it the American way.
  7. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    They start telling her about Paul Henderson ...
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Aren't all companies up there branches of US based ones?
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Not as much as say, 15 years ago. Now the Germans, the Dutch and the Japanese are setting up shot while Canadian companies are doing more investing overseas.
  10. brilliant
  11. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Member

    Thanks guys. I knew I could get a quick answer from SportsJournalists.com.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    ...and how he belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame - which he doesn't. (Hi, JJ!)
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