Or more appropriately, I should ask - how do you say the year. What I mean is, I was born in nineteen seventy four. Nobody ever said one thousand nine hundred and seventy four. I graduated HS in nineteen ninety three. This is how we said our years until the new millennium came along and we all got screwed up. Now everybody seems to say "two thousand and three". Why did everyone change the format? I understand that two thousand was kind of an exception because it didn't really fit the old format, but can't we get back to the old familiar format and start saying that this is twenty ought three (that is what I say, but I seem alone on this) or if you don't want to say ought, I suppose you could say twenty o three or something. Is it that people don't know what to do with the zero, is that the problem? Will people get back to normal? When? Twenty ten, twenty eleven? I'd like everyone to start saying twenty ought three or twenty 'o three right now. Am I alone on this?