I showed F a printout of our invites, AFTER I’d already placed the order.
F: “Miss DH?”
ME: “Yeah, I’m not married yet.”
F: “Hmmm. Oh, THIS is WRONG!”
ME: “WHAT? WHERE?”
F: “This. It shouldn’t say Two thousand AND eight. It should just say Two thousand eight.”
ME: (panicked and horrified) “What? No, that’s right, its AND.”
F: “No it’s not. We were always taught that you only say AND if there’s a decimal point.”
Me: “No, that’s what the thing (website) said, it said AND. I’m sure of it.”
F: “That’s what it said?”
Me: (half heartedly): “Yeah.”
F: “Hmm, ok, if that’s what it said.”
Needless to say I ran in this morning and checked the website; “Listing the year is optional. If you choose to do so, it appears on the line following the day/date line. Only the first letter of the first word of the line is capitalized: "The year two thousand" or "Two thousand and nine."
PLUS I asked our office Wordsmith, and she said the formal written way is to use AND.
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about the phone call I got from one of my brides’ maids about the dresses………