by Duluth News Tribune
November 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
2012. How does that sound? Seriously, how does it read to you?
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I was “twenty-ing” in the 1990s. Why not? Whoever said that in “one thousand nine hundred twenty nine” the Wall Street stock market crashed?
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I totally agree with you, Jimmy. I’ve been thinking about this for a few years, relating it back to how we pronounced the years in history class–like 1066. We said ten-sixty-six, not one-thousand-sixty-six. I think the sheer convenience of twenty-twelve will help it to catch on.
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It’s “two-thousand, etc.” until 2020. The year 2019 will be two-thousand-nineteen. I don’t know why and don’t particularly care. But that’s how it’s supposed to be.
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(P.S. For your next “this bugs me” story, do your best to get people to stop calling the Sept. 11 attacks “nine eleven.” Nine isn’t a month, it’s a number. Thank you. Please be seated.)
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9/11 = Month/Year. Thank you.
Dan..For your next assignment please explain to me what a clock is and how it works..
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And for your next assignment, please review a calendar and explain whether we name each month with a word or a number.
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