A Date With No Numbers

How can you write a date in 5 letters without using any numbers?

The most popular answer for this teaser is ‘today’. Of course this only works if you’re reading it on that particular date or if the date is not specified. Another option is to respond literally with ‘a date’. Lastly, certain dates could be squeezed into letters using Roman numerals if you abbreviate the year to 2 numerals. For example, January 20th, 2011 would be I XX XI.

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17 Comments on "A Date With No Numbers"

gcasado79 says
February 27, 2014 @ 14:18


Dan says
February 27, 2014 @ 14:41

That works for January to September, but not October to December where you’d need MM.

Kira says
April 9, 2015 @ 05:17


fivebee says
November 9, 2015 @ 18:31

fivebee replied to Dan: It works
for the first 10 days of Oct/Nov/Dec

fivebee says
December 14, 2015 @ 18:09


Cassandralavan Noalaner says
March 16, 2016 @ 19:32

Thank keep up with the riddles this really helps the kids who are trying to find out what riddles are for extra credit. ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

Natalie Bradford says
March 16, 2016 @ 19:34


Sarai anguiano says
March 26, 2016 @ 05:44

How do you type it like that?^^

beano says
April 1, 2016 @ 13:26

“today” is not a date, XI, etc are roman numeral ‘numbers’. M/DD/YY and ‘a date’ are not written “in” 5 letters, but “with” 5 letters.

Dates I can think of are ‘first’, ‘third’, ‘fifth’ and ‘ninth’. These are relative dates.

Shegeh says
April 3, 2016 @ 17:33

a boyfriend, girlfriend, work mate…could be a date..no numbers

Kali says
October 7, 2016 @ 05:57

I said Roman numerals

FTHRW8 says
November 3, 2016 @ 01:26

I was thinking of the word ‘dates’ (adding an ‘s’ instead of numbers, making it a five-letter word)

Me says
December 18, 2016 @ 11:58

This only works for some but letters like ‘E’ and ‘B’ represent numbers ‘3’ and ‘8’
so for 10/3/10
3/13/10 (Joke)
even 2017
E/IS/IT (or IL)

GraceyCakes says
December 19, 2016 @ 11:04


Any combination of these. (Ex. IO-IO-G, II-I-II, E-IA-IS, etc.)

Arigela Purushotham PS says
April 30, 2020 @ 00:00

How will you Write 30th April 2020 in Words

S. Raghavan says
June 18, 2021 @ 06:13

18/06/2021, conversion by five letter word

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