Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis
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. ^_^
See, that's what's wrong with you Americans. You only see the superficial side of things, never questioning, never reasoning, never looking deeper
. Have you ever questioned as to whatever Twelve Four TwentyTwelve is supposed to even mean?