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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Apr 11, 2011.
70s, 80s, 90s are easy and obvious. But, how do you actually read and say '00s' ?
The oh oh's.
I'm not sure I understand the question but when I see something like 1700, I say seventeen hundreds
I say 2011 just how it is supposed to: two-thousand eleven. Same as 2001: two-thousand one.
"The first decade of the new millennium" - or the Naughties. The Naughties have been and gone, anyway. What do you call the 10s?
This doesn't exactly answer your question but gramatically speaking this year is supposed to be pronounced "twenty eleven" not "two-thousand eleven". We don't say "one-thousand nine-hundred and ninty-nine". The same goes for the first decade of the 2000's. *Technically* it should have been pronounced "twenty oh eight" (2008) for example.
We did this back sometime in the "OH's". Anyone wanna search for the previous thread(s)?
2000's is how I say it.
Did you say one-thousand-ninety-nine or nineteen-ninety-nine lol
I know I said the later
Granted in the single diget 2000's, I said two-thousand-whatever
Once it hit double diget (ie 2010), I say twenty-ten and so on
What did they call it in the 20th century? You would think after the 20th pass or so, we'd get the hang of it lol
I said that all the time.
"The Edwardian Age".
Personally, I'd call the 2000's a big disappointment: When I was a kid, I was convinced we'd all be driving around in flying cars by the year 2000 and (if the moon hadn't disappeared the year before*) we'd be living in a utopian society where disease and famine were non-existant and technology had solved all our problems
*see here for an explanation
I just say the nineteen-hundreds, two-thousands, etc. I don't get how people get confused and think that I am referring to the centuries, because I actually refer to the centuries as the 20th century, the 21st century, so on and so forth.
Huh? The nineteen-hundreds is the twentieth century.
Right that's what I'm saying. If I am referring to the years of 1900-1909 I say "the nineteen-hundreds," whereas if I am referring to the century as a whole (1900-1999) I just say "the twentieth century." Sorry if I wasn't as clear as I thought I was being in my first post.
In that case, I think you're on your own there. To everybody else in the world, "the nineteen hundreds" is synonymous with "the twentieth century".
Well include most of my 1st grade class; out teacher harped on us to say it like that, and most of my classmates that I am still in contact with still pronounce it like that too. I guess we will all be a little bit weird for the rest of our lives.
Your teacher sounds like a fool.
Totally. We just had to suffer through a decade of saying it weird until we got back to the 19-xx and 20-xx nomenclature.
Yeah, I find that a lot of young people don't know what the xxth century means, so I just use the 19 hundreds as well. It just doesn't seem consistent to use the 20th century. That implies using zero based counting for the year and one based counting for the century. Well, grammatically, it's mixing regular numbers and ordinal numbers. And any time you mix to different things, there's an inherent opportunity for miscommunication.