Friday, July 29, 2011

Avoiding Misinterpretation of Date in E-Mail

Avoiding Misinterpretation of Date in E-Mail

E-Mail allows you to communicate with your friends and associates, wherever they are in the world easily. Be aware that people from other countries may use a different format for date. If you are American, you will most probably interpret 05/10 as May 10. No doubt about that. Or is it? In another area of the world, this may be the 5th of October. With some misfortune, this area is where your E-Mail message ends up!

That is why you should always make sure to spell out the month. Write May 10, 10 May or something similar instead of 05/10 or 05-10. This makes it clear what date you are referring to.


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