Talk:2718: New Year's Eve Party

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There may be a "Twenty-Twenty Vision" pun (only that it's 20/23 visual accuity, which isn't as bad as this Cueball now has), but not sure it's good enough to mention... 22:07, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

I would say that's exactly what the title text is playing on, and should be included. 09:45, 3 January 2023 (UTC)

What's Hairy holding? Thexkcdnerd (talk) 03:41, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

His jacket? As per the existing Explanation, I agree that it looks like he's just entered the party, and not yet found out where to leave his outdoor coat. Perhaps was going to ask Cueball where he could safely leave it. 04:00, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

Megan is (AFAICT) carrying a spare pair of 2023 glasses. Presumably for Hairy. Possibility Megan wants everyone to have 2023 glasses but Cueball has (typically) taken it too far. RIIW - Ponder it (talk) 08:54, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

This may be added to the transcription. --ColorfulGalaxy (talk) 21:37, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

To me as a non-native speaker of English, "New Year's Eve 2023" would be on December 31st, 2023 and not 2 days ago.. So I wonder if this is the standard usage in English? 14:50, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

Good question! "2023 New Year's Eve" seems to me (a native speaker American) probably like a few days ago but "New Year's Eve, 2023" is certainly a year later. 15:06, 2 January 2023 (UTC)
I don't think I would associate "<following year>" with NYE at all, if I can help it, only with the subsequent New Year's Day or the concept of anticipating the change. And I'd likely leave "New Year's Eve" un-numbered (by either side of Janos's doorway).
I know I've talked of things like "One year, we went to <place> five times... New Year, Easter break, Summer, Autumn break and Old Year...", though that doesn't even make an effort to assign the annum in particular, if it helps to narrow down my default thinking about this sort of thing. Which is probably not typical (even for my bit of UK - for one thing, we could actually go on holiday five times in a year... albeit it wasn't your modern jet trip half way round the world, just to a different bit of the UK on what would he considered a "budget break" in today's terms). 17:29, 2 January 2023 (UTC)

This is partly the tendency in spoken and (less so) in written English to leave words out and assume the correct meaning by context. is effectively reading "NYE 'in' 2023" whereas I read it as "NYE 'for' 2023". RIIW - Ponder it (talk) 22:26, 4 January 2023 (UTC)

What it clearly should be called, is something syntactically to be read more like "New Year 2023's Eve"... 20:22, 5 January 2023 (UTC)

Novelty glasses may come in other shapes, such as "Google". --