By default, dates are displayed American style: month/day/year, so today is 5/2/08. (Yes, I know it's stupid but what can I say, we can't grasp the metric system either). If you're accustomed to seeing dates in day/month/year format instead, this can be confusing!
You can easily change the date format in your profile -- this will fix all dates in the forums, blogs, and photo galleries.
- Click My Profile
Click Site Options
Change the Date Format option