The normal way to pronounce a date such as "22 August" or "22/8" in British English is "the twenty-second of August."
My question is, do the pronunciations "twenty-two August" and "twenty-two eight" occur as well, and, if so, are they common?
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I'll often use phrasing like "twenty-two eight seventy-six" if giving my date of birth over the phone, but that's on the assumption that the person I'm talking to is either reading digits off a form, or typing them into a form, and hence I'm trying to make it easier for them.
In British English we do talk about "9/11", but only because that's what the American media used and the British media copied it. When we had terror attacks later, they were dubbed the "7/7" bombings by the media (they happened on July the 7th), solely in a tie-in with "9/11". This only works for those specific dates as "9/11" and "7/7" are terms in their own right - not because people generally use that format.
In normal conversation it would always be "the twenty-second of August", although "the" and "of" would probably be elided (I think that's the right term).