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So, do you say "twenty twelve" or "two thousand twelve"?

Started 1325436946.55 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1325679450.717 by caramels23

I don't know why, but I just can't say "twenty twelve" (or twenty eleven, etc.). It's "two thousand twelve" for me. What do you call it?

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cody21325437028.676897 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Neither. I will probably be saying and writing Two Thousand Eleven till about March.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

biancardi1325437063.16747273 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

twenty twelve

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Maggie Nol­ia1325437095.11314669 PostsRegistered 1/30/2006

two thousand twelve

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gidgetgoes­hawaiian1325437108.1910913 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
Two thousand twelve.

minkbunny1325437134.56328134 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

Twenty Twelve, as one would say Nineteen Twelve.

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kdgn1325437263.13314220 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

two thousand twelve

The teacher in me won't let twenty twelve get past my lips....like my guys could read numbers that high!

Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.
Dr. Dale E. Turner

chickenbutt1325437274.32326696 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

For whatever reason (it's probably a grammar thing with me) I cringe every time I hear 'twenty-whatever'.

If you are counting and get up to nineteen ninety nine, the next number is just NOT twenty hundred. It is two thousand. So, it would be two thousand twelve. :)

HNY to all!

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

Subject1325437409.06711269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

Do not care{#emotions_dlg.blink}

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Shorty2U1325437558.37316151 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007City girl @ heart

20 12

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

minkbunny1325437709.9728134 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

So if twenty doesn't follow nineteen, what will be said in 2103, Two Thousand One Hundred and Three or TwentyOne Oh Three?

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
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raven-blac­kbird1325437717.90316322 PostsRegistered 1/2/2009California

20.....12 <----that was a joke for all the people that give me guff about my ..... ......................... LOL raven

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Fran Lebowitz

cody21325438006.4876897 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

o......k.....

Lynneuk1325438113.458558 PostsRegistered 11/3/2006

Two thousand and twelve.

BlueCollar­Babe1325438278.89711510 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007

Twenty twelve, just as most people refer to nineteen twelve and not one thousand nine hundred and twelve.

Krimpette1325438315.3911140 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

Both - I like to switch it up!Smile

chickenbutt1325438374.03726696 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

What I find additionally odd about the twenty twelve thing is that when it was the year two thousand, two thousand one, etc, through to at least two thousand nine, nobody called it the year twenty hundred, etc. Why did they suddenly, in the last year or so, start calling it twenty ten, twenty eleven? It makes no sense to me.

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

minkbunny1325438435.99328134 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007
On 1/1/2012 funtoscrap said:

Both - I like to switch it up!Smile

You scamp Cool

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
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blossomgirl1325438450.32591 PostsRegistered 1/27/2011

twenty twelve

minkbunny1325438984.6428134 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007

I always called it Twenty oh One, etc. as I would have called it Nineteen oh One (had I been there which I WAS not, contrary to popular belief) Cool

Therefore, when I got to Oh Nine, it became Twenty Ten, Eleven, now Twelve, etc.

My heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are it seems.
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“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale”

ktlynam1325439201.283782 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004

Both.

sunshine451325439238.6545027 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

two thousand twelve.

Improve time in the present; for opportunity is precious, and time is a sword. -- SAADI

missy11325439604.433553 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

two thousand & twelve

Brinklii1325439945.87710297 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 1/1/2012 cody said:

Neither. I will probably be saying and writing Two Thousand Eleven till about March.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}


Me too!

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

brii1325440105.45729135 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008
I think I am going to say twenty twelve. I feel when I say that, we should all be traveling by spaceship or something. Lol

Free2be1325441092.211617 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006

I never once heard anyone, nor did I, say "twenty eleven" so why would I say "twenty twelve?"

"Beware the irrational, however seductive." ~ Christopher Hitchens

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