Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Random832 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:51 pm UTC

twenty-oh-ten. :mrgreen:

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Jessica » Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:07 pm UTC

Random832 wrote:twenty-oh-ten. :mrgreen:
that's 20010
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby justaman » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:25 pm UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:I say twenty-ten, because I find it faster. Also, I don't really like the sound of "and"* before "ten", it tends to get muddled.

*As in thousand. I, too, being North American, was taught not to use "and" except at the decimal point, and find it preferable.

In reality comes out more like two thousand 'n' ten, 'cause most of us are lazy in the way we say things.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby brakos82 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:05 am UTC

I'm going twenty-ten because that's when The Earthquake happens.

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby EmptySet » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:54 am UTC

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Would that make the first thousand years AD a Beta version? ...Millennium Beta?


Yeah, it would be some kind of development version. 1000 CE - 2000 CE would be 1.0, the first full release. Actually, maybe we should use the years as branch numbers, so 968 CE would be v0.9.6.8, for example.

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby LuNatic » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:43 am UTC

I use "Two thousand and ten", although I may switch to "Twenty ten" because it sounds cooler.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Apparently Anonymous » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:48 am UTC

I say two thousand and ten for now, but I might switch. Twenty ten still sounds a bit odd to me (less so in Norwegian, though), but I'll probably get used to it in time.

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby J Spade » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:44 pm UTC

I recall in Mary Poppins, someone saying that the year was "Nineteen Ten".

Just throwing that out there. (Then again, Nineteen Thousand and Ten is pretty long-winded.)

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:47 pm UTC

J Spade wrote:I recall in Mary Poppins, someone saying that the year was "Nineteen Ten".

Just throwing that out there. (Then again, Nineteen Thousand and Ten is pretty long-winded.)

And it's also seventeen thousand years in the future, to boot.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Random832 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:56 pm UTC

On a semi-unrelated note... did anyone ever call the years of the first decade of the 1900s like e.g. "nineteen-eight" for 1908?

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:01 am UTC

"Twenty oh ten". I have used that, and heard it used. I will say twenty ten though.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby icanus » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:13 am UTC

Random832 wrote:On a semi-unrelated note... did anyone ever call the years of the first decade of the 1900s like e.g. "nineteen-eight" for 1908?

The only versions I've ever heard are ninteen-oh-eight (mainly from modern folks) or, more often from sources closer to the time nineteen-hundred and eight

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Manial » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:40 pm UTC

I plan to make the jump after 2011:

Two thousand and ten
Two thousand and eleven
Twenty twelve
Twenty thirteen
etc.

It just sounds right for some reason. I can't wait for 2021, when it's just too long for anyone to say 'two thousand and twenty one'. It'll feel like the future!

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Robstickle » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:43 pm UTC

So what do we call this decade? And the next decade for that matter?

And twenty-ten, anything else is just silly.

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby eSOANEM » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

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I say: Five hundred twenty-three million, two hundred thirty-one thousand, nine hundred and four point two three.

I go even further: Five hundred and twenty-three million, two hundred and thirty-one thousand, nine hundred and four point two three.


I'm in England and everyone I know would also say it this way, to me almost anything different sounds odd (well, the and before four point two three must stay for it to not sound weird) apart from expressing it in standard form or in engineering form or just as five, two, three etc.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby duckshirt » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:37 pm UTC

I hope people will start saying 'twenty ten'... I always compare it to the turn of the last millenium... In history discussions, the year 1000 is always read as 'one thousand,' but 1066 is read 'ten sixty-six.' Thus, I think 'twenty ten' should be standard.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby wst » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:27 am UTC

While I dislike how twenty ten sounds, it lines up with the nineteen nineties and they were AWESOME.

I'm glad engineers work by diagrams, or I would see a lot of planes crashing when an american engineer and an engineer from anywhere else in the world use 'and' in their numbers when said. Phew!
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:38 am UTC

What annoys me? The lack of cool sounding slang to refer to this decade. "Noughties" just sounds odd.

I've taken to using the phrase, "Well, this is the nineties" in conversation just because it sounds better and people usually understand what I'm saying. But, yeah, bring on the "twenties".
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Cynical Idealist » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:43 am UTC

wst wrote:While I dislike how twenty ten sounds, it lines up with the nineteen nineties and they were AWESOME.

I'm glad engineers work by diagrams, or I would see a lot of planes crashing when an american engineer and an engineer from anywhere else in the world use 'and' in their numbers when said. Phew!

I'd like to think that engineers could work out the meanings from context. (Also, even though we're taught to use "and x tenths/hundredths/etc", most people really don't)

Then again, there is some evidence to the contrary.

Pez Dispens3r wrote:What annoys me? The lack of cool sounding slang to refer to this decade. "Noughties" just sounds odd.

But it seems so very appropriate...
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby crucialityfactor » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:59 am UTC

If only they had the internet a millennium ago! We would be more prepared on how to deal with this.

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby mrbaggins » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:35 am UTC

crucialityfactor wrote:If only they had the internet a millennium ago! We would be more prepared on how to deal with this.


You shitting me? They'd still be arguing over it!
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby duckshirt » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:36 am UTC

Random832 wrote:twenty-oh-ten. :mrgreen:

Btw, I do refer to my class as the class of oh-twelve.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Cynical Idealist » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:48 am UTC

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Random832 wrote:twenty-oh-ten. :mrgreen:

Btw, I do refer to my class as the class of oh-twelve.

That works reasonably well.
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Twenty-oh-ten, on the other hand, works out as 20010, which is still a bit too far away to worry about pronouncing.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Meowgan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:30 pm UTC

Two thousand and ten. Mostly because everytime I hear a year pronounced as twenty ten* I mentally append it with "The year of the robots".

*where ten could be another appropriate number.
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:38 pm UTC

I call it ten. If I mean 1910, or 1810, or some other century, I'll say nineteen-ten or whatever. Otherwise, I'll just call it ten.

... that, or "next year".
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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby Carnildo » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:19 am UTC

You're all wrong. It's the two thousand tenth year of Our Lord. ;)

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Re: Is 2010 pronounced twenty ten or two thousand ten?

Postby icanus » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:52 am UTC

Carnildo wrote:You're all wrong. It's the two thousand tenth year of Our Lord. ;)

I prefer to think of it as the two-thousand seven-hundred and eighty first year of the divine Romulus.


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