Thursday, June 05, 2008

1st 2nd and 3rd

People like to use ‘1st’, ‘2nd’, ‘3rd’ and so on to denote the words ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’. It is important to note that these symbols ‘1st’, ‘2nd’, ‘3rd’ are neither words nor numbers; these are a hybrid of both.

Though I am not an overtly critical person, when people read out a year, say 2008 as ‘two-oh-oh-eight’, it is grammatically wrong. The correct pronunciation should be ‘two-zero-zero-eight’!

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