I suspect they must be confused since over a decade, when the year 2001 kicked in, but I didn´t even speak English back then, so I would not have understood either way.
I would personally stick to twenty-twelve, because seems cool and after all, 13th years ago we were living year 1999 and I seriously doubt that when you read 1999 you´re reading ¨a thousand nine hundreds nineteen nine¨, no?
And it´s encouraging to find out that someone already had this doubt last year, and promptly asked to the Yahoo! Answers community:
The best answer, chosen by the confused that posted the question, shows that this debate was still considered a taboo less than 24 months ago, and taking position could have cost social problems in some parts of the World:
¨I pronounced 2010 as twenty ten all last year and people thought I was nuts.¨
Now things have changed and in 5th Avenue as well as The Village people are open to discuss about it and comfortable to express their opinion in front of the camera of a national TV channel.
One of the my favorite quotes from Mahatma Gandhi well explain this situation: ¨First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win¨ – the charismatic Indian leader said, maybe forecasting the massive growth of the IT customer care business in his country.
So twenty-twelve will be.
But aren´t bloggers supposed to talk about new year resolutions, spreading all over the blogosphere their wishes for change?
Am I somehow different, not looking for changing my life, the pursuit of happiness, or at least have some personal growth here and there?
The truth is quite frustrating, actually.
The truth is that I made this blog, and started my personal blog personal challenge to share my life happenings and my thoughts, but I´m not free to talk openly about my personal plans at the moment.
Too many readers may find inspirations that I´m not ready to provide.
Please keep thinking that for upcoming months I´ll be very busy with my knee, physiotherapy and lonely evenings in my apartment 63 steps up from the street.
So, after thinking for days and days I decided to share what I will NOT do in 2012 (twenty-twelve, remember) instead of having a list of plans or resolutions.
In 2012 I will:
- NOT change my relation status on Facebook (don´t worry, it´s undeclared anyway)
- NOT get a dog, a cat, a baby, a red fish or any
- NOT dance Salsa 3 times a week (but this is because of my knee, shaize!!)
- NOT waste my time with people I don´t like
- NOT compromise my freedom with anything, especially money
- NOT take any Dutch class
- NOT put weight
- NOT sell my motorbike
- NOT buy a TV, and most likely a couch
NOT cut my hair
- my personal blog personal challenge
- 11 things from 2011
- My knee hurts! – and why this is good news
- Experiment #1: Less is More
- 3 months later