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Twenty-ten, or Two thousand ten?

Discussion in 'User Blogs' started by Morrigan, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Morrigan

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    It could be that I'm used to the 00 decade, but saying "two thousand ten" sounds way smoother than "twentyten". I know the 90s were pronounced the other way round, but it's not the same thing seeing as they're numbers that sound different.

    Twenty-eleven
    Twenty-twelve
    Twenty-thirteen,
    they all sound awful [​IMG]

    However,
    Two thousand eleven
    Two thousand twelve
    Two thousand thirteen,
    they are too long.

    I don't know what I'm gonna do [​IMG].
    Good thing the world is ending in two thousand twelve. ;)

    How do you say it?
     
  2. john!

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    Fixed. :p
     
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    I prefer twenty ten, too. Even though I usually say "Two thousand ten" in my born language. It's just smoother off the tongue.

    ("Thousand" = "Mil", so you get the point)
     
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    Either twenty ten or Oh Ten.

    "Oh ten" is kind of stupid and doesn't make much sense but I like it.
     
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    Two thousand ten.
     
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    Two thousand and ten probably.
     
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    two "kay" ten
    or "oh" ten
     
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    Two thousand and ten.
     
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    Oh ten? Don't you mean Twenty Oh Ten?
     
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    twenty ten sounds silly, two thousand and ten sounds better. I'll just say two hundred and one-ty.
     
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    I say it Two Oh Ten it's way smoother

    Edit: I just realized it sucks when you say Two Oh Eleven. :(
     
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    I just realized I failed massively on that post. ^
     
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    I say "two-thousand and ten," but "twenty-ten" sounds better imho.
     
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    But like... the Declaration was signed in seventeen seventy six... the war of eighteen twelve... we landed on the moon on nineteen sixty-nine... why are we suddenly saying "**** that" and using thousand? :confused:
     
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    Twently ten. Because I refuse to lower my intelligance and call the years two-thousand-whatever just because of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    That, it it will eventually not roll of the tounge. Two-thousand onhundred and five, anyone?
     
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    Been doing it since 2000. It's just a matter of getting used to it IMO.

    And finalark, I'm pretty sure you won't have to worry about the 2100s ;)
     
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    I agree with this.

    Twenty ten, while awkward sounding at first, is better. Otherwise we're gonna be stuck saying "two thousand" for the rest of the century. They also didn't say "one thousand and ten" - which is dumb.

    Everyone's just weirded-out since we've all been saying "two thousand" for a decade.
     
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    Twenty Ten. You didn't call 1999 "one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine" did you?
     
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    You didn't call 2000 "twenty oh oh" did you?
     
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    I've heard a couple of people call it that.

    I go for twenty-ten. Why? Because it takes less time to say.
     
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    I like twenty ten. Two thousand ten is too long for me.
     
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    twenty ten sounds much cooler.
     

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