That way it follows the natural language order and so requires no mental gymnastics to switch things around when speaking the date aloud. This isn’t usually any sort of problem because of universal consensus on how to interpret such things in the United States.
If you write day/month/year in America, you will not be understood.
But Americans are more likely than their counterparts in economically advanced nations to deem religion very important.
When asked, on a scale of 0 to 10, about how important working hard is to getting ahead in life, 73% of Americans said it is was a “10” or “very important,” compared with a global median of 50% among the 44 nations.
Although I myself prefer the ISO notation, normal people do not use it in their daily affairs.
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Suzanne, a young woman in San Francisco, met a man—call him John—on the dating site OKCupid. More notably, he indulged in the kind of profligate displays of affection which signal a definite eagerness to commit.
He sneaked Suzanne’s favorite snacks into her purse as a workday surprise and insisted early on that she keep a key to his apartment. V.—an act roughly equivalent, in today’s gallantry currency, to Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster.
Looking around, I found that the US form is actually the more traditional Anglo-Saxon way, but the British adapted to using the European form in the early 20th Century. In the UK, for example, for "information interchange" something similar to ISO8601 is ratified as BS ISO 8604, BS EN 28601 standards (which are preferred).