Originally Posted by TSR
Silly Americans. Put it this way.
"it's the 4th day of the 12 month in the year 2012"
"It's the 12th month and the 4th day in the year 2012"
Except... we don't use it that way! It would never
be read out loud like that. We'd just say: twelve four twentytwelve" or "December fourth, Twentytwelve." The arrangement of the dates is culturally implied and no one has any trouble understanding it. ^_^