[Ads-l] Date templates for the 21st century

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 24 19:29:32 EST 2018


> For example, In the past my personal checks had 19 in the year slot,
> but nowadays they do not have 20.

Same here: "Date________________" only

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 5:55 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Last century I recall manually filling in forms containing slots that
> were used to specify the year. Often the two digits 19 appeared in
> these year slots. It was only necessary to specify the remaining two
> digits for the year. In the current century I have not encountered
> many forms with 20 written in the year slot.
>
> For example, In the past my personal checks had 19 in the year slot,
> but nowadays they do not have 20.
>
> Have others observed this difference?
>
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