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Mona Sax
07-01-10, 22:52
How do you pronounce the year 2010? 'Two thousand (and) ten' or 'twenty ten'?

See also this (http://gawker.com/5438854/great-debates-how-should-we-pronounce-2010) article.

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James_Rutland
07-01-10, 22:53
First to vote! Twenty ten. It's just easier for some reason.

Reggie
07-01-10, 22:53
Other.

Two thousand AND ten.

Lee croft
07-01-10, 22:54
Nither i say 'Two thousand & ten'

da tomb raider!
07-01-10, 22:54
'Two thousand ten', so there.

mau3genius
07-01-10, 22:55
I voted "Two thousand ten", but I tend to say "Two thousand and ten".

jackali
07-01-10, 22:56
Other.

Two thousand AND ten.

Same.

FourBalls
07-01-10, 22:56
I've heard people say it like "twenty ten"...But I like "two thousand (and) ten" more.

tombraiderluka
07-01-10, 22:57
I've heard people say it like "twenty ten"...But I like "two thousand (and) ten" more.
Yeah me too, more classy :p

Mad Tony
07-01-10, 22:57
Two thousand and ten, but I presume that's what two thousand ten is supposed to represent so I voted for that. I occasionally say twenty ten though.

jackles
07-01-10, 22:57
twenty ten


I have spent a lifetime saying 'nineteen seventy' or 'nineteen eighty four'.


I haven't been saying one thousand nine hundred and eighty four have I?

Mad Tony
07-01-10, 22:59
twenty ten


I have spent a lifetime saying 'nineteen seventy' or 'nineteen eighty four'.


I haven't been saying one thousand nine hundred and eighty four have I?But have you been saying twenty o nine? ;)

Reggie
07-01-10, 22:59
I haven't been saying one thousand nine hundred and eighty four have I?
No but then 2000 is easier to say anyway. When it gets to 2100s then I'll switch back. :)

michaeldt
07-01-10, 23:00
two thousand and ten :)

Minty Mouth
07-01-10, 23:01
Twenty Ten

We don't pronounce the year 1066 as one thousand and sixty six, we say ten sixty six. so why should 2010 be any different?

EDIT: Jackles got there before me. Great minds...

jackles
07-01-10, 23:02
I have only been doing that for nine years compared to the other gazillion years of saying it the other way. So I am sticking to twenty ten. it just feels more natural to me.




..like ten sixty six.....or nineteen forty four...etc etc etc.




OOH and look at what date I posted as well!! Snap!!

lara_bond
07-01-10, 23:02
two thousand and ten. Is this really something to fight about? :p

tombraiderluka
07-01-10, 23:02
No but then 2000 is easier to say anyway. When it gets to 2100s then I'll switch back. :)
You won't be alive then :p

Reggie
07-01-10, 23:03
^I'll try my best. :)

GameGlitcher77
07-01-10, 23:03
Well I pronounce it as two thousand and ten or two thousand ten. :wve:

Mokono
07-01-10, 23:04
Dos mil diez

NemesisxAngelus
07-01-10, 23:05
Shame the option: "Same sh:cen: different year" isn't there.

Rai
07-01-10, 23:09
I'm with Jackles on this one. For the firs 9 years of this century (and decade I guess), it has been easier and made sense to say 'two thousand and ...' but now we're in double figures, it makes more sense to say twenty-ten and next year will be twenty-eleven. I dunno, it just seems more right somehow. :p

mau3genius
07-01-10, 23:10
Dos mil diez

OMG You don't say veinte diez?!!!11??

touchthesky
07-01-10, 23:11
I say the first :).

Ikas90
07-01-10, 23:12
I pronounce it both ways, but mostly I take it as Two Thousand and Ten.

JonnyT
07-01-10, 23:13
I say Two Thousand and Ten. But I guess saying it like that fits better with the first decade of a century - We should really be saying Twenty Ten as we used to say things like Nineteen Ninety Two ;)

Love2Raid
07-01-10, 23:13
Twee-duizend-tien. :p

In English I say two-thousand-and-ten. I guess that's what I learned from tv or something. :o

Laralissa
07-01-10, 23:14
Two thousand and ten.

Twenty ten just confuses me :p

marla_biggs
07-01-10, 23:18
Twenty ten will catch on!

MiCkiZ88
07-01-10, 23:21
Twenty ten is very easy to say, so.. that.

But when it gets to 2011, 2012... 2018 and so one, i will just most likely say the number after the twenty.

xx_Hunt_xx
07-01-10, 23:22
'Two thousand (and) ten'

Tonyrobinson
07-01-10, 23:22
Two - Oh - Ten

OR

Twenty - Ten

Ada the Mental
07-01-10, 23:24
"Two thousand ten". Going back to "twenty ten" would make more sense, I guess, but the other way just sounds better.

The "nineteen ninety" format always sounded somewhat off to me, because in Greek we say the equivalent of "X thousand blah blah".

sephiroth99
07-01-10, 23:24
In french I say "deux mille dix" so I suppose I'd say two thousand ten in english :o

TRhalloween
07-01-10, 23:30
Twenty-ten, a lot quicker to say.

Siberian Tiger
07-01-10, 23:31
Two thousand and ten... just because. :)

irjudd
07-01-10, 23:33
I want to say twenty ten because that's how movies have been portraying 'the future', and it would be more consistent with the last millennium, but the precedent of "two thousand and..." has already been set for the last 8 years, so it seems weird to change it now.

Punaxe
07-01-10, 23:56
I say twenty ten in English, but in Dutch, I say tweeduizend tien.

Minty Mouth
07-01-10, 23:57
I say twenty ten in English, but in Dutch, I say tweeduizend tien.

I don't think that's on the poll :p

Reggie
07-01-10, 23:58
I was thinking is the next decade going to be called the 'teenties' or the 'tenties'. I prefer 'teenties' myself. :p

Squibbly
08-01-10, 00:02
"Two thousand ten".

Tombraiderx08
08-01-10, 00:08
I use both, but i prefer twenty ten :]

Hyper_Crazy
08-01-10, 00:46
Is it gonna be summer oh 10 or what hahaha.

laracroftswest
08-01-10, 00:59
Twenty 10.

silver_wolf
08-01-10, 01:04
Twenty-ten, of course.

patriots88888
08-01-10, 01:21
twenty ten


I have spent a lifetime saying 'nineteen seventy' or 'nineteen eighty four'.


I haven't been saying one thousand nine hundred and eighty four have I?

What did you say at year 2000 then? :p

Two thousand ten of course!

KC Mraz
08-01-10, 01:25
Twenty ten. Sounds like the future.

Sgt BOMBULOUS
08-01-10, 03:16
I wasn't sure, and once you have to think about it you'll never get it straight in your head. So I asked my wife, without telling her why I was asking. She said "twenty-ten", so that's my answer :D

remote91
08-01-10, 03:28
Two thousand and ten plz

Legend 4ever
08-01-10, 03:32
Twenty ten is insulting IMO

I say "two thousand and ten" because it is very lame to say that saying 2 words more is "hard".

knightgames
08-01-10, 03:48
'Two thousand ten', so there.



That's the way. If you were counting you wouldn't say "two thousand and ten" eggs. You'd say "two thousand ten" eggs.

The Great Chi
08-01-10, 03:54
That's the way. If you were counting you wouldn't say "two thousand and ten" eggs. You'd say "two thousand ten" eggs.Your wrong with this example,

For eggs, it would be two thousand and hen :p

ThatNorskChick
08-01-10, 03:58
My brain separates the "20" and the "10" when people say "twenty ten". I say "two thousand ten".

knightgames
08-01-10, 04:05
Your wrong with this example,

For eggs, it would be two thousand and hen :p



There's always one in the crowd..... and I for one am greatful for that one. Good comeback. LOL

Tony9595
08-01-10, 04:38
Dos mil diez.... :eek: Oh, no Spanish here :(... :p

takamotosan
08-01-10, 04:51
Two thousand ten.
No and. And is for decimals.

AmericanAssassin
08-01-10, 05:03
Two thousand ten. :wve:

rowanlim
08-01-10, 05:42
I'd say twenty ten.

Because no one else says two thousand (and) ten here :(

Aranara
08-01-10, 06:17
Two Thousand AND Ten because I just hate the sound of Twenty Ten. If you say something, say it RIGHT!!

Ward Dragon
08-01-10, 07:53
I say "two thousand ten" because it seems more natural. However, now that I think of it, 1996 is "nineteen ninety-six" so I guess "twenty ten" makes sense too.

Lara's Nemesis
08-01-10, 08:17
To everyone who voted Twenty Ten, how did you pronounce 2009? :p

I'm going to go for 2 thousand and ten but I might change it for future years.:D

I always thought Arthur C Clarke's 2010 was pronounced as above as well.:confused:

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Mystery-King
08-01-10, 08:31
I don't mind, a bit of both really. Oh BTW another name that's been recognised is TWO - O - ONE - O.

ShadyCroft
08-01-10, 08:53
two thousand and ten. :)

lara c. fan
08-01-10, 09:14
Twenty-ten :)

I say "two thousand ten" because it seems more natural. However, now that I think of it, 1996 is "nineteen ninety-six" so I guess "twenty ten" makes sense too.

Coincidence you got my year of birth, or not.... :p

Dina_Croft
08-01-10, 09:14
"Two thousand (and) Ten"

Ward Dragon
08-01-10, 09:19
Coincidence you got my year of birth, or not.... :p

I actually picked 1996 because it's when Tomb Raider, Blood Omen, and Diablo came out :p

jackles
08-01-10, 09:20
What did you say at year 2000 then? :p

Two thousand ten of course!


Two thousand obviously.


So because for ten years out of a thousand we say two thousand and something we now have to conform to that?


...nah!


I just say what is natural to me. :)



Twenty ten is insulting IMO

I say "two thousand and ten" because it is very lame to say that saying 2 words more is "hard".

and how on earth is this insulting to you? Nothing to do with it being 'hard' it is has just been the english convention for many years. :(

lara c. fan
08-01-10, 09:20
I actually picked 1996 because it's when Tomb Raider, Blood Omen, and Diablo came out :p

I have a good year for birth.
Go me :yah:

Keir_Eidos
08-01-10, 09:41
In kind of the same way I said nineteen-ninety I will say I say twenty-ten.

toxicraider
08-01-10, 10:03
I think I'll stick with saying "two thousand.." until about 2020, after that it would get a bit tedious :p

Dustie
08-01-10, 10:36
"In the year twenty five twenty five...!" :p

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scoopy_loopy
08-01-10, 10:47
I had a drunken conversation with my taxi driver about this on New Years Eve. We settled for twenty-ten, it being much more catchy and made from many less syllables. :p

Smog
08-01-10, 11:25
Two thousand and ten is an awful way to pronounce it. Did we pronounce 1999 as "one thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine?" Exactly. Twenty ten all the way.

White Rabbit
08-01-10, 11:32
People have been saying 'two-thousand and one', and 'two-thousand and ten' since the 60s and 80s. ;)

Crisl
08-01-10, 11:40
I haven't spoken in english about the year 2010 yet :p But if I was, I'd say two thousand and ten :)

ShadyCroft
08-01-10, 11:50
I say "two thousand ten" because it seems more natural. However, now that I think of it, 1996 is "nineteen ninety-six" so I guess "twenty ten" makes sense too.

oh yeeah *thoughtful*, it does. :)

Nerd For Life
08-01-10, 12:05
Two thousand and ten.

DREWY
08-01-10, 13:09
Neither actually. I use two 0 one 0.
Must be a Mutley thing I suppose? ;)

CuteKittenlol
08-01-10, 13:16
Two thousand and ten, generally

Legends
08-01-10, 13:27
Mostly Twenty Ten.

Chocola teapot
08-01-10, 14:16
TWENTY TEN IS EASIER.

But both.

disneyprincess20
08-01-10, 14:30
Twenty-ten. I always said nineteen forty five or something similar for the previous century.

Seb_01225
08-01-10, 14:31
Two thousand and ten! i think it sounds much nicer.

Jacen
08-01-10, 15:22
Two thousand (and) ten

Legend 4ever
09-01-10, 00:03
and how on earth is this insulting to you? Nothing to do with it being 'hard' it is has just been the english convention for many years. :(

And yet somehow everyone I talk to say that they can't say "two thousand and ten" because it's "Haaaarrrd and looong!"

That's what makes me sick. People will soon stop talking completely and all we'll have is "lol" and "2day". People have started saying lol instead of laughing, it's depressing.

The Swede
09-01-10, 09:52
Tvåtusentio.
Twothousandten.

tonyme
09-01-10, 09:53
Two Thousand Ten, actually :p None of those, then!

LightningRider
09-01-10, 10:05
Two Thousand Ten, never got the other pronunciations through my head. :p

TombRaiderCool
09-01-10, 10:12
I usually say two thousand (and) ten, it just sound better.

BlackRainbow
09-01-10, 10:18
Tvåtusentio.
Twothousandten.
What he said. :p

Autolycus
09-01-10, 10:51
Two thousand and ten. Makes sense.

Dream_Raider
09-01-10, 11:04
Two thousand and Ten. Occasionally Twenty ten..........

lara c. fan
09-01-10, 11:06
Imagine this back in 1990 :rolleyes:

It would be One thousand nine hundred and ninety,
or Nineteen Ninety.

Dream_Raider
09-01-10, 11:16
^:vlol:

jackles
09-01-10, 11:48
And yet somehow everyone I talk to say that they can't say "two thousand and ten" because it's "Haaaarrrd and looong!"

That's what makes me sick. People will soon stop talking completely and all we'll have is "lol" and "2day". People have started saying lol instead of laughing, it's depressing.

Then maybe what you meant was 'irritating'.


I wondered if it was a more english thing or an older member thing because I really cannot see it as any other way than twenty ten.

Melonie Tomb Raider
09-01-10, 13:19
I say "two thousand ten", without the "and". Being as the word "and" in a number generally refers to a decimal point.

Reggie
09-01-10, 13:21
I say "two thousand ten", without the "and". Being as the word "and" in a number generally refers to a decimal point.
That must be a US thing. For something like 3.142... we would say three point one four two. Interesting. :)

Your_Envy*
09-01-10, 13:39
Dva (two) tisoč (thousand) deset (ten). :D

matrix54
09-01-10, 13:53
Two-Zero-One-Zero :tmb:

Brikas94
09-01-10, 14:00
Two thousand and ten! :)

twenty ten is just lazy...:pi:

Mytly
09-01-10, 14:15
Two thousand ten. I can't imagine saying twenty-ten. I guess it's a holdover from the past decade, since 2000, 2001, etc. really couldn't be pronounced any other way (twenty-zero-zero, twenty-zero-one, etc.? :whi:)

Chocola teapot
09-01-10, 14:15
"Two Oh One Oh"

XD

xXhayleyroxXx
09-01-10, 15:08
two thousand and ten. i never say twenty ten.

CandicoTT
09-01-10, 16:03
I just say two thousand ten. No and. :)

ZapTheLadyBird
09-01-10, 16:04
I say both... But mainly 2000 AND 10

robm_2007
09-01-10, 16:05
i pronounce 2010 as: Two-Zero-One-Zero. jk, i picked the first option.

Legend 4ever
09-01-10, 17:23
Then maybe what you meant was 'irritating'.


I wondered if it was a more english thing or an older member thing because I really cannot see it as any other way than twenty ten.

Well, laziness insults me, it doesn't irritate me.

English thing? As in UK or the language? Because to me "two thousand and ten" sounds more connected to British English, whereas I would expect more US people to say "twenty ten".

jackles
09-01-10, 17:27
Uk as UK.


American english seems quite different in pronounciation than english english.




Because like I said it has always been ninteen eighty four...or nineteen twenty...i thought maybe other countries had a different convention of stating the date..in the same way that english dates are given as DD/MM/YYYY.

Hairhelmet12
09-01-10, 17:54
I say Two Thousand and ten.

Twenty ten sounds...yuck.

TRhalloween
09-01-10, 18:02
And yet somehow everyone I talk to say that they can't say "two thousand and ten" because it's "Haaaarrrd and looong!"

That's what makes me sick. People will soon stop talking completely and all we'll have is "lol" and "2day". People have started saying lol instead of laughing, it's depressing.

I say twenty ten because it's convenient, not because I'm a lazy idiot.

Also, pronouncing today as 2day wouldn't make a difference.