squall_line wrote:Wee Red Bird wrote:And while we are at it, can we all stop using 'K' in the date. Ok back in Y2K and, at a pinch, 2k4 for 2004, but some are using 2K17 for 2017. You aren't saving any characters. It isn't shorthand. Stop doing it.
The only thing that immediately jumps to my mind when I hear "2K17" is in relation to video games. Specifically, the franchises owned and published by 2K Sports use 2Kyy as their annual release number, which is one of the ways to discern between such things as the ESPN release (NBA Live) and the 2K Sports release (NBA 2K).
Outside of that specific niche, I agree that it doesn't make as much sense to use it, but I don't recall hearing it outside of that context recently, either.
WWE use it too, but have seen it around on Twitter with no reference to video games.
Urban dictionary defines 2K17 as "Mostly used by obnoxious teanaged girls on social media to state the year 2017 in the most pointless way possible"