Seriously I was just filling out a log book and I wrote “Feb 02-15-2011”. COME ON Weer’d, that’s the notation equivalent of “ATM Machine”!
Also seems whenever I write the year I feel obligated to write the full year. I don’t ever remember writing out “1999” except when it was necessary, but now that the century is turned, I somehow feel compelled to write the century down. I wonder if the people living at the turn of the 20th Century felt the same way. Seems whenever people are talking about the first few decades of the 20th they seem to feel obligated to state the century. The gun I carry is the “Nineteen-Eleven”, and it was introduced into US Military service in “Nineteen-Eleven”, not “Eleven”.
At least I say “Twenty-Eleven” when I give the date, rather than a few years ago when I said “Two-Thousand and nine”.
And in closing I’ll say another stupid redundancy that I hear all the time. “Can you give me your PIN number?”
We live in a world of Acronyms, which is well and good, but it seems a huge chunk of us don’t know what these Acronyms actually STAND for.
Got any others that tweak ya?