Quick, look at the phrase below in orange. Then, just as quickly, look away.
SUPER BOWL XLVII
No peeking or cheating, but tell me what Super Bowl that is.
Yes, it’s next year’s Super Bowl 47.
So why can’t we simply call it: Super Bowl 47?
And why do we continue to use Roman Numerals for ANYTHING in the 21st Century?
I think the only thing I’ve ever used Roman Numerals for is to tell when old movies and TV shows were made… as with this Lost in Space episode of 1968 – or MCMLXVIII.
In 2000, it became easy to tell a Star Trek Voyager made in that year, because it was designated as MM. …But why should we have to?
One wonders why did movies and TV adopt this convention in the first place? Anyone know? ...But, back to football.
Let’s just say the NEW YORK GIANTS beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 46, 21 – 17.
It’s a heck of a lot easier than saying the NEW YORK GIANTS beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, XXI – XVII.