We’ve discussed earlier on the effect of using SQL wildcards, such as ‘%[a-z]%’ with different collation orders, particularly case sensitive ones. Here’s another take on collations, and how different collation orders can sort text differently.
Have you noticed how date conversions can seem a bit arbitrary at times? How a string value is translated to a date depends on a number of factors, including how you perform the conversion and what language settings you have set for your connection. But there are ways to limit your conversion headaches.