Monday, January 04, 2010

2010?

Do you pronounce that number "twenty ten" or "two thousand ten"?
Why do you think that is?

12 comments:

Jazz said...

It's twenty ten for me... like the 20th century isn't it? Nineteen ninety nine...

But why it's the convention? Dunno. Maybe cause it's quicker to say...

ticknart said...

Well, saying twenty is one less syllable than two thousand.

Matt said...

How about twenty o ten?

ticknart said...

Isn't twenty o' ten like 18000 years in the future?

AE said...

I miss the 'oughts' ... These years between the them and the teens'll be difficult to express, won't they? 20-10,11,12 ... 2010,11,12 ... And, damn, those nineties were niffty!

geewits said...

I have decided via VioletSky that it is officially "Twenty Ten"

Anonymous said...

Happy Twenty Ten!!!
http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-01-01/news/17466340_1_youtube-videos-grammar-twenty-ten

~wings

Matt said...

Well some of us can pretend that we are far enough in the future that space travel is commonplace.

ticknart said...

AE -- Why will the teens be easier?

Geewits -- Okay.

Wings -- First, I like that the group's name is "NAGG." Second it wasn't always pronounced "ninteen whatever", sometimes it was "ninteen hundred whatever." Third, the guy at the end is right, eventually we'll all be saying "twenty whatever," but probably not for a couple of years.

Matt -- I prefer to pretend that Morlocks are eating the Eloi. Although that may be even farther in the future.

Matt said...

Only about 790,000 years short of that.

AE said...

K, so your dilemma remains, but mine diminishes; I view the century by decades: twenties, thirties, etc. Teens and Oughts. But what the hell do we call ten-eleven-and-twelve?!

ticknart said...

Matt -- Then I've got time!

AE -- You can always go with the NAGG guy.