Let's use international standard numeric representation of Dates
How do you usually express date?
For example, what dose the date 08-12-07 mean?
For American, it means the 12th day of August in 2007.
For European, it means the 8th day of December in 2007.
For Japanese, it means the 7th day of December in 2008.
(I'm not sure but, some other asian people recognize
as same as Japanese dose.)
The ISO (International Standard Organization) specifies
the numeric representation of Dates in ISO-8601.
ISO 8601 advises numeric representation of dates and
times on an internationally agreed basis.
It represents elements from the largest to the smallest element: year-month-day:
Calendar date is the most common date representation. It is:
where YYYY is the year in the Gregorian calendar, MM is the month of the year between 01 (January) and 12 (December), and DD is the day of the month between 01 and 31.
Example: 2003-04-01 represents the first day of April in 2003.
I'd like to recommend that we as an internationally recognized licensed amateur radio operator, must use the expression recommended in ISO.
That is, 2008-12-07 for the 7th date of December in 2008.