twenty oh four

3 January 2004

i’ve already heard ‘twenty oh four’ more times than i ever heard ‘twenty oh three’ and i never heard ‘twenty oh two’, ‘twenty oh one’ or ‘twenty hundred’ at all, except in conversations musing over whether the usage would ever catch on. radio 4 seem to have decided it’s twenty oh four, i’ve no idea if the rest of the bbc or the media in general are doing likewise because i haven’t listened to them yet this year. i like it because this awkward ‘two thousand and…’ thing still makes me feel like i’m living in a world that belongs in science fiction.