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Re: Dates

It's to do with the salience/relevance of the information: on average the month is the same for, well, half a month (yeah stats!) - so the more salient information is the more variable day - so that gets mentioned first.

Also by ordering the information by variability, it allows us to easily drop the irrelevant or assumed known backdrop info without having to re-order ourselves.

It's Wednesday 14th March 2018

It's Wednesday 14th March

It's Wednesday 14th

It's Wednesday

It's When?

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