I can see how it might confuse you, Falcon5NZ, but annoy the hell out of you? That's a bit hyperbolic, eh wot?
Seriously, I have often wondered why we have dates in that format myself, but I guess it never bothered me enough to take the 20 seconds to change it.
Bud can't see the formatting sw, but all dates have a lot of leeway in the way they are presented. I'll change it to month-day-year in the American tradition with the month spelled out. That way you will only be slightly annoyed, not full-fledged bent out of shape!