Happy New Years! It’s 2012!
Like the old saying goes, “You say tomayto, I say tomahto.” Some will call it Two-Thousand-Twelve, some will call it Twenty-Twelve.
Personally, from the years 2000-2011, I referred to the years by their long names. Two Thousand, Two Thousand-one, etc. But, a very wise friend, who also happens to be my brother-in-law, pointed out to me that historically this is not how we have referred to the years. 1900 is not referred to as One Thousand-Nine Hundred, but rather Nineteen-Hundred. It makes sense to me!
So, in 2012, I’m gonna try changing it up, and see if it sticks. I will refer to the year as Twenty-Twelve, instead of Two-thousand-twelve.
How will you refer to the new year?