How to Write Out Calendar Date (i.e. Birthday) 12-10-2008 (Month-Day-Year), December 10th 2008, in Words, US American & UK British English

Write out the date 12-10-2008 = December the 10th, 2008, in words, American and British English

In (US) American English date representation, usually the month comes before the day, then followed by year.
This is called middle endian representation: the middle significant value, the month, comes first. The day is the least significant value and the year is the most significant value in the sequence.


Big-endian is a term which is related to an order in which the most significant value in the sequence comes first, so, in our case, the year comes first, usually followed by month and then by day.


American English (US)
12-10-2008 = December 10th, 2008
Write out the date, in words:

Month is said first in American English.

Format: Month day, year.

December the tenth, twenty oh eight


or: December the tenth, two thousand eight


* The definite article 'the' can be left out:


December tenth, twenty oh eight


or: December tenth, two thousand eight


In (UK) British English, as in the most of Europe, usually the day comes before the month, then followed by year.
This is called little endian representation: the least significant value, the day, comes first. The month has middle significance and the year is the most significant.


Big-endian is a term which is related to an order in which the most significant value in the sequence comes first, so, in our case, the year comes first, usually followed by month and then by day.


British English (UK)
10-12-2008 = 10th December, 2008
Spell out the date, in words:

Day is said first in British English.

Format: day Month, year.

the tenth of December, twenty oh eight


or: the tenth of December, two thousand and eight


Notes on Writing Out Numbers and Years:

1: It's correct to hyphenate all compound numbers from 'twenty-one' (21) through 'ninety-nine' (99). The hyphen is the minus sign, as in 'thirty-four' (34).


2: In American English, unlike British English, when writing out years of three or more digits, the word 'and' is not used after 'hundred' or 'thousand'; i.e. 963 is written out as 'nine sixty-three' (American English) and not as 'nine hundred and sixty-three' (British English); 2025 is 'two thousand twenty-five' (American English) and not 'two thousand and twenty-five' (British English).


3. Up to 1999 the years are spoken as hundreds, but for shortening, the words 'hundred and' are omitted: i. e. 1999 = 'nineteen (hundred and) ninety-nine' = 'nineteen ninety-nine'.


4. After the year 2000 the years are spoken as normal numbers, but for shortening, in colloquial language, the years are pronounced in groups of two: i. e. 2000 = 'two thousand'; 2001 = 'two thousand (and) one', but also 'twenty oh one'.


5. Do not use commas when writing out in words numbers above 999; i.e. 1234 is "twelve thirty-four" and not "twelve, thirty-four".


6. Do not use commas when writing in digits years above 999; i.e. it is 1234; 1973, 2021, and not 1,234; 1,973, 2,021.


The last 5 dates written out in words (converted to, spelled out) in American and British English

Converting and writing out the date Dec 10th 2008 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jan 1st 2892 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Oct 2nd 9007 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jul 14th 2333 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jun 1st 2085 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
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The last 13 dates written out in words (converted to, spelled out) in American and British English

Converting and writing out the date Dec 10th 2008 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jan 1st 2892 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Oct 2nd 9007 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jul 14th 2333 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jun 1st 2085 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:08 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Feb 16th 1428 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Aug 17th 1217 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jan 22nd 2050 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Sep 29th 1948 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Oct 16th 1987 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jan 26th 1912 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:07 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Jul 25th 1980 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:06 UTC (GMT)
Converting and writing out the date Feb 12th 1997 in words, in both American and British English (spelling out, saying the date) Dec 10 09:06 UTC (GMT)
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How to write and say the date in both American and British English

1. How to write and say the date in American English

2. How to write and say the date in British English

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