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    Two Thousand and ten

    or

    Twenty, Ten

    or

    (211-1) - 37

    just wondering
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    Ah, Mr. Bear a fellow Radio 2 listner then

    I liked the arguement yesterday with JW and his wife when they said that we never used

    "Nineteen Thousand, Nine hundred and ninety nine" for 1999 so saying

    "Two thousand and ten" for 2010 instead of "Twenty ten" would be a bit daft.

    Bur when you think about it from 2001 - 2009 we have not said

    "Twenty O nine" but rather "Two thousand and nine"

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    I would vote for either of the first two, although I prefer 20 10 (twenty, ten) as in the previous century, we would have said nineteen, ten (1910). nineteen, fifty (1950), etc. I guess we will find out when the media make their choice and people are forced (?) to adopt it.

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    I for one am aokay with all the previous mentioned, but if I may add, how about just "O" -- "10" ?

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    My "gut" tells me I prefer twenty ten for consistency with all the other centuries and what we've said, at least here in the USA. It's been seventeen seventy six, nineteen thirty seven, and so on.

    Although, around these parts, all I've heard this year is two thousand nine but I think maybe that was an unusual transition and may VERY WELL have been controlled by the media.


    PS An Americanization note, I think, is that as kids we were taught that there is no "and" included when you speak numbers, at least in the parochial schools I attended.

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    Since we're a computer geek-oriented site, why not simply 11111011010?

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    Yep could work.....

    I was looking at MMX or 7DA
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    Oh gawd, not Roman, please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezza View Post
    Two Thousand and ten

    or

    Twenty, Ten

    or

    (211-1) - 37

    just wondering
    The year before last year, last year, this year, next year and the year after next year!

    That should cure the headache of knowing what to call them.
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    I like 20-10, it is consistent to past usage and is easy, intuitive and understood by most. I'd rather go binary than Roman. As it is said, there are only 10 kinds of engineers, those who understand binary and those who don't. :-)
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    In the early Noughties, Charlotte Green, eminent and lusciously-voiced BBC Radio 4 newsreader, decided that she was going to say dates in the form "Twenty Oh One". Thus 2010 is definitively "Twenty Ten".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jezza View Post
    Two Thousand and ten

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    Twenty, Ten

    or

    (211-1) - 37

    just wondering

    I have heard a few of the newsie types referribg to it as "2k-10". I am just as happy with either "20-10" or "0-10".
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    Just a "fun" followup... I was curious about the topic, so for the past few days I've been conducting a non-scientific survey of a number of people. I didn't keep track, but I think I asked maybe 15 different people, out of earshot of one another.

    I asked the question: "What year is this, please?" . . . After a look of "huh?" from some (as if I were crazy!) (*) EVERYONE answered "two thousand ten." Yesterday, one of the nursing aides at the nursing home, after answering as above, said that she had heard a television talking-head say "twenty ten" but her natural reaction is two thousand ten.

    So, it appears that the supposition that the media will probably "decide" may prove to be true, but it's certainly clear what many (American) people tend to say.


    (*) Maybe I am, but it was fun...

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    Here in the Seattle area, on New Years eve show, the the two co-hosts were each using a different one. They even made comment that the other was using a different method and still did not come up with a single usage.

    So, the media at this time can not make up it's mind.

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    I vote for:

    1. (211-1) - 37

    2. 1111101 1 010

    3. Two thousand ten

    In that order.
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