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2012 Will Be A Unique Year!
Your Last Chance for a Three Syllable Year!!
Make the most of 2012...It's the Last for an age!
Yes, 2012 will be unique: Absolutely guaranteed: even if the world’s economy collapses, we are plunged into WW3, or the Little Green Men from space finally arrive and conquer us.
Why do I say that you may ask?
Because 2012 - twenty-twelve - will be the last three syllable date year you, your children, grandchildren and many generations to come will have the luxury of being able to rattle-off.
Unless I am way off, the next three-syllable date will be in 3010, the next Millennium! We won’t get one in all the hundreds of years until then: 2110 is 4 syllables, as are all the following hundred year intervals. (Note: we normally include the zero when speaking of years under 10...20 0 9, etc.).
So aren’t we lucky this year? Britain will have its “2012 Olympics,” 27 July (help!), It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
We will have the 200 year Dickens Anniversary Festival on Feb 7, Titanic Sinking 100 year remembrance April 12, on the 23rd of that month, the Shakespeare Festival, June 5, the Royal Drone’s diamond jubilee and, or course, Wimbledon and the British Open.
All the producers will be able to enjoy the slick “2012” sobriquet. But no more for nearly 1000 years! 998 to be precise.
Does any of this matter? Not a whit, I suppose, unless you are facing a gunman who says “I am giving you precisely 1 second to tell me what year we are in!” “Twenytwelve” you gasp and your life is saved! Just as the Martians touch down at Heathrow.
Happy new three-syllable year all!
PS Please let me know if I’ve screwed-up with this, it’s a bit complicated for these atrophying brain cells.