Dear anyone who has their graduation year in their Instagram bio or is posting for their friends who have been accepted into college,

A friendly reminder, that when you write out the year you graduate and you abbreviate it by taking out the 20 in the beginning, you write it out ‘19 / ‘20 / ‘21 / ‘22 etc. not 19’ / 20’ etc.

It is actually quite simple because you are removing something from the front, not the end. For example, in the contraction “don’t,” the apostrophe is after the “n” and before the “t” because you are replacing the letter o, because the original phrase is “do not,” not “do nto.” That is why the apostrophe is placed where it is, not after the “t.”

Think about this the next time you are posting for a friend going to college.


Thank you.