Happy New Year

emsr2d2

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I would like to wish everyone on UE a very happy, healthy, sparkly New Year.

Let's make 2022 the year that not a single user starts a question with "How to"! 😉

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2022 has started off with sneezing. (Allergies.)
 

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Some time in the wee hours of February this year, it's going to be: 02.22 22/02 2022
An as aesthetic date will never happen within our lifetime! I've set a deadline on my new year's resolution to be 22:02:20 22-02-2022. How do I pronounce that?

"Two minutes and twenty seconds past twenty-two on the twenty-second of February, twenty twenty-two"?
 

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Eight oh two and twenty seconds on the twenty-second of February, twenty twenty-two.

If you really want to use the 24-hour clock system in the sentence, it would have to go at the start - "Twenty-two hundred hours, two minutes and twenty seconds, on ...". We never say things like "ten past twenty-two". That's mixing up two different ways of expressing the time.

Edit - Added "hundred" after "twenty-two". Thanks, probus.
 
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In America the 24-hour clock is used almost exclusively by the military. I think they'd call 10PM twenty-two hundred hours.
 

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I just realised that I left the word "hundred" out of post #8. I've edited it now.
 
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