Twenty Twelve or Observational Malfunction?

I was wondering about something, not particularly significant but it did pique my curiosity recently, well at least enough to want to bring it up here and ask others for feedback.

This may be just an observational malfunction on my part or perhaps others have noticed this for themselves (of which I hope is the case as I want to hear from you).

Since the year two thousand, I have been calling the years two thousand and one, two thousand and two, two thousand and three and so on through the decade. I didn’t notice a problem with it and I was pretty sure others were calling the years by the same format I was.

Suddenly this year it seems most people are calling the year twenty twelve instead of two thousand and twelve and it has just caught me off guard. I wonder if anyone else has found this to be true or if this is my own private observation.

Of course you could be thinking so what, does it really matter, and why in the world are you wasting your breath on such a trivial matter?

Just wondering if any one else had thoughts on this?


About JT

I am a happily married man with 6 children and have an autoimmune disease. I hope to share my story and explore others' stories and perhaps together both of our lives will be enhanced.
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6 Responses to Twenty Twelve or Observational Malfunction?

  1. I have stated it both ways. I started out saying two thousand five and then we hit 2010 I started saying twenty ten. I got a few confusing looks when I stated two thousand ten, so started saying twenty ten. This post makes me think of using zero versus o when giving out phone numbers. Thanks for making me think – ha!

  2. Walt says:

    twenty twelve for me.

  3. Walt says:

    but…before twenty ten it was two thousand one, two. etc. I think I would confuse people if I said I have a twenty one truck.

  4. Great observation! I honestly never thought of this or noticed it before but you are totally right! I did the same thing… two-thousand and one, etc… and even two-thousand eleven. But I do call it twenty-twelve now. Now that you’ve made me delve into this in my mind… I think it might be due to all of the doomsday pop culture references that have been tossed around since two-thousand and ten. People on the news, movies, shows, etc. said twenty-twelve and I think it entered and stuck in our modern vernacular as such. Thanks for that ponderance! 😀

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