“How do you say 2012? It was still quite common to hear ‘two thousand and eleven’ during the past year, but it is my guess that you won’t hear ‘two thousand and twelve’ very much this year. Instead, most people will say ‘twenty twelve’ – in the UK, anyway.”

This is the beginning of the 1st January post by The Virtual Linguist. Click on the link or on the picture below to read his prediction about the way 2012 will be pronounced by most native English speakers.

And since we are dealing with numbers, you can read Jane Straus’s Rules for Writing Numbers and do the accompanying quiz.


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