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Today is not November 6th

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BitOutOfPractice Fri 06-Nov-15 08:21:56

It's November the 6th. Or the 6th of November

Just heard a DJ say "November 6th" on the radio. Drives me round the bend.

And yes I know I would write it 6th November. But I would never say that.

Disclaimer: I may be unreasonably grumpy as I've just heard there's a new Coldplay album coming out soon

mercifulTehlu Fri 06-Nov-15 08:24:45

You're quite right, it's very annoying. Commiserations on the release of the new Coldplay album grin.

Mintyy Fri 06-Nov-15 08:25:37


SenecaFalls Fri 06-Nov-15 21:12:33

It's November 6th where I am. wink

And it's "Twenty Fifteen" for crying out loud. At some point, people need to stop saying Two Thousand, etc.

Pipbin Fri 06-Nov-15 21:18:16

I agree with it being the sixth.

Saying November 6th sounds like a film trailer.

I don't think I've heard anyone saying two thousand and fifteen, just twenty fifteen.

TPel Fri 06-Nov-15 21:28:31

It might be 6th Of November, but I just caught 6 seconds of Coldplay at the end if TFI and I'm really not happy at all.
I need more wine to get over it.

SenecaFalls Fri 06-Nov-15 21:31:10

People are still doing the "two thousand" thing here in the US. It pisses me off. But not as much as would having to listen to Coldplay.

PseudoBadger Fri 06-Nov-15 21:31:41

It's like how Mid-East is creeping in too

JocelynWildensteinOnABroom Fri 06-Nov-15 21:34:47

I bloody well hate Coldplay too. I get laughed at for my views on the matter. Am so pleased to discover I'm not alone!!

ThreeSpike Sat 07-Nov-15 02:35:34

I say two thousand and fifteen. What is wrong with that? I don't think I hear anyone saying twenty fifteen.

SenecaFalls Sat 07-Nov-15 15:13:39

How do you say 1915? Or 1066? It made some sense to say two thousand in the "oughts" although we could have said twenty-o-one with no problem. It is only in the 21st century that we have decided to say "thousand." It's not a big deal, I just find it strange.

BitOutOfPractice Sat 07-Nov-15 15:31:55

I realise by the way, that my thread title is a self fulfilling prophecy

SwedishEdith Mon 09-Nov-15 22:44:22

I say two thousand. I think twenty will start to sound ok when we get to 2020.

(Why are there 2 weird empty threads in the section?)

ThreeSpike Thu 12-Nov-15 00:19:25

Oh, I get it now. I suppose it is a bit funny when you think about it. I guess later in the century we'll start shortening.

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