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Omni
01-01-2010, 07:44 AM
It's been bugging me for awhile. What do you guys think the norm should be? it seems like we should be saying twenty-ten, but for the past ten years we've been saying two-thousand-X, so maybe people will just keep it. Doesn't everyone say two-thousand-twelve already?

Sidewinder
01-01-2010, 07:47 AM
I like Two-Oh-One-Oh, personally.

KHWHD
01-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Two-thousand-ten here.

Bejka
01-01-2010, 10:09 AM
Dvetisíc desať. If you can read it, you're my hero :D
In english, two thousand ten.

drummerbecca
01-01-2010, 10:40 AM
In english, two thousand AND ten.

m.offspring.r
01-01-2010, 11:33 AM
Like becca said, two thousand AND ten.

mip_04
01-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Like becca said, two thousand AND ten.


Yeah!!! Two Thousand an Ten...

ThunderPX
01-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Teeeeeeeeen in tweeeenty-ten

skitogg
01-01-2010, 11:56 AM
I like 'two thousand n ten'

lucys_bad_habit
01-01-2010, 01:16 PM
I like 'two thousand n ten'

same here

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jacknife737
01-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Two Thousand Ten

Sidewinder
01-01-2010, 03:03 PM
Technically "Two-Thousand and Ten" means 2000.10, so my (real) vote would be just "Two-Thousand Ten."

JohnnyNemesis
01-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Two-thousand-ten in formal convo, twenty-ten in casual convo, twenty-dime if I wanna be silly.

coke_a_holic
01-01-2010, 03:16 PM
I am absolutely calling it twenty dime from now on.

Fuck you guys. FUCK YOU GUYS.

JohnnyNemesis
01-01-2010, 03:18 PM
I'm SO GODDAMN PROLIFIC

RageAndLov
01-01-2010, 04:47 PM
We did say nineteen ten and nineteen eighty and such.
I think I'll say two thousand and ten though.

Llamas
01-01-2010, 05:23 PM
We did say nineteen ten and nineteen eighty and such.
I think I'll say two thousand and ten though.

yeah but we also said nineteen hundred and nineteen oh five. The difference is that one thousand nine hundred ten is a bit more obnoxious than two thousand ten.

Omni
01-01-2010, 05:39 PM
But at some point is must become obnoxious to say two-thousand, right? Like 2021, it REALLY sounds wrong if I don't say twenty-twenty-one. Though that's probably because of the cartoon.

mrconeman
01-01-2010, 06:32 PM
Technically "Two-Thousand and Ten" means 2000.10, so my (real) vote would be just "Two-Thousand Ten."

Uh, if you read aloud the number 2010, its two thousand and ten, right? Right. Like if it was 2210, it would be Two-Thousand, two-hundred, and ten. Not two thousand two hundred...ten.
Dropping the "and" seems to be an American speech thing.

So yeah, Two-Thousand and Ten.

jacknife737
01-01-2010, 07:15 PM
The "and" just seems so unnecessary.

IamSam
01-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Year Binary.

Sidewinder
01-01-2010, 07:54 PM
In America at least, "and" technically indicates a decimal point. So, two-thousand and ten would = 2000.10.

As for Twenty-Dime: I love it, but why not Jackson-Dime?

Paint_It_Black
01-01-2010, 10:34 PM
We did say nineteen ten and nineteen eighty and such.

Yep. That's why I'm mostly going to try and go with twenty ten now.

Two thousand ten sounds fine right now, but it will start to sound weird when the last part has more syllables. I can't really imagine anyone saying two thousand seventeen, for example. It will be twenty seventeen. So I'm going to get used to it now.

0r4ng3
01-01-2010, 11:10 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/01/MN621BB41U.DTL

The Grammar Police have spoken!

IamSam
01-01-2010, 11:42 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/01/MN621BB41U.DTL

The Grammar Police have spoken!

That makes sense after the 'nineteen hundreds.'

T-6005
01-03-2010, 11:11 AM
Eh. I'm quite actively cool with both.

babycraze{Angie}
01-03-2010, 02:30 PM
I have settled for twenty ten.

nameless
01-04-2010, 03:39 PM
so far ive been uing the term twenty ten, ive no idea why, i guess its just a shorter term!

WebDudette
01-04-2010, 03:43 PM
I think I'll be sticking with two-thousand ten.