Twenty Ten

posted by on 01.01.10 at 6:16 am

Twenty ten, not thousand ten

Now that its 2010, here's a friendly reminder on how to pronounce the year: it's twenty ten, not two thousand ten.

Say the year "1810" out loud. Now say the year "1999" out loud. See a pattern? It's been easier, faster, and shorter to say years this way for every decade (except for the one that just ended) instead of saying the number the long way. However, many people are carrying the way they said years from last decade over to this decade as a bad habit. If we don't fix this now, we'll be stuck saying years the long way for the next 89 years. Don't let that happen!

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  1. John O.O says:

    Seriously. Who the hell wants to be the class of two thousand and twelve. Not this guy.

  2. Wadah says:

    I can see myself saying twenty twelve but not twenty eleven, thousand eleven sounds better to me :-/

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