Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?

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lookoutthewindow Posts : 32 Registered: 5/22/08
Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 11:09 AM

Which is the proper way to word it on the invitation? I believe it's Two thousand eight, but someone else said that I was wrong. Please help. Thanks.

 

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 11:11 AM Go to message in response to: lookoutthewindow

Dear LOTW,

Either way. All else being equal, I'd go with "two thousand eight", just because it's a bit shorter and conveys the proper message.

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JaniceO Posts : 980 Registered: 12/5/06
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 12:01 PM Go to message in response to: lookoutthewindow

Check out the "Need wording help" thread under stationary and invitations.  It was started by Chad, and he answers all sorts of invitation questions.  He's the best resource I have seen around here...  

http://www.brides.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=55201&start=0&tstart=0 

Good Luck!

Janice 


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AutumnWedding Posts : 27 Registered: 3/6/08
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 12:12 PM Go to message in response to: lookoutthewindow

I think... and don't quote me, but it should be TWO THOUSAND EIGHT.  "And" would refer to decimal place.  For instance, if you're writing a check and the total is $2008.00... you would write it out as TWO THOUSAND EIGHT AND NO/100...

Hope this helps :)

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RanAway2Maine Posts : 2,359 Registered: 1/27/08
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 12:14 PM Go to message in response to: AutumnWedding

I'm sure Chad would leave out the AND. I would, too.

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Bride2008 Posts : 3,058 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 12:42 PM Go to message in response to: lookoutthewindow

Check with the company your order invitations from, as I think the formality can play a part in which you use.

 



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KatharineC Posts : 940 Registered: 2/6/08
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 4:03 PM Go to message in response to: Bride2008

I am completely clueless about etiquette, but to me leaving the "and" out just sounds wrong. It could be an American thing (I'm not), but I would always say two thousand and eight. Although actually I just put "2008" on my invitations! :-)

If you were getting married in 1908, would you say "nineteen hundred eight", "nineteen hundred and eight", "one thousand nine hundred eight", or "one thousand nine hundred and eight"?

Now that's harder!


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CaribbeanBride08 Posts : 1,474 Registered: 6/13/07
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 4:18 PM Go to message in response to: KatharineC

Even though it may sound wrong, Katherine, it's actually right without the AND.  Never put the AND when spelling out numbers (or speaking them for that matter!). 

I don't think this really falls under etiquette but more along proper grammer.  Not saying "and" when saying numbers is something I learned in English class way back when!  (ie:  $140 would be spoken as one hundred forty dollars, not one hundred AND forty dollars). 


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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 7:57 PM Go to message in response to: AutumnWedding

Dear AW,

"For instance, if you're writing a check and the total is $2008.00... you would write it out as TWO THOUSAND EIGHT AND NO/100..."

That makes perfect sense to me.

I'll go with two thousand eight.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 8:02 PM Go to message in response to: CaribbeanBride08

Dear CB,

"Never put the AND when spelling out numbers ""

Until you start learning German.

German numbers drive me nuts. They use the "four and twenty" type notation instead of twenty-four. (Vierundzwanzig) At least they don't change the entire system in the 70-80-90 range like those darn French.

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MrsRicecake Posts : 700 Registered: 2/2/08
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 9:31 PM Go to message in response to: lookoutthewindow

The and implies there is a decimal...2000.8

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lookoutthewindow Posts : 32 Registered: 5/22/08
Re: Two thousand eight or Two thousand AND eight?
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 2:11 PM Go to message in response to: MrsRicecake

FMR2008,

We are getting married the same day Laughing

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