It's Twenty Ten, Not Two Thousand and Ten

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.twentynot2000.com/


     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for this public service announcement. I shall go forth and say TWENTY-TEN.
     
  3. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I'm bored. Wait until the all the pedants here get a hold of the thread. :D
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    twenty ten, two thousand ten. Meh, who gives a flying ****.
     
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    Meh... either way is fine.... I say two thousand ten... but I have said twenty ten... I mean.... erm, it's just... watcha call it... same easiness...

    unlike saying 1200.... saying "twelve hundreds" is easier than saying "one thousand two hundreds".
     
  7. heehee macrumors 68020

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    My friends and I had a discussion about this last night. :D BBC said young people say twenty ten, older people say two thousand and ten. I say two thousand and ten. :eek:
     
  8. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    I bet the dudes arguing over when a decade begins and ends will have a field day in here. :D
     
  9. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    My decades, like my years, begin and end when I say they do.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    So what were we supposed to call the past nine years? twenty o' nine? twenty o' three? No. We called those years two thousand four, two thousand seven. Did we call 1905 nineteen thousand five or nineteen o' five? It changes sometimes, it doesn't matter what we called the years decades ago. :rolleyes:

    I'm tired of your threads where you try and present your thoughts as facts, we don't need a new Tallest Skil.
     
  11. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Thats some tough love!
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  13. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    According to Electronic Arts, it is simply "10". January 1st, 10.
     
  14. typofreak183 macrumors newbie

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    I heard a lady on the radio say it as "Twenty-one-zero":D
     
  15. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Wrong, right now in California it is 2009. :)

    I was going to call 2010 something more exciting, like 2012, after the movie with the Adam Lambert smash hit song.
     
  16. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Didn't we make that mistake once before?
     
  17. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yes, but now it's the next generation's problem.
     
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  19. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Who cares how it's said, we're all going to die in 2012 anyways ;)
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'm calling it "oh-ten". People raise their eyebrows but know what I mean. Just the reaction I'm looking for!

    Hmmm... maybe 2.01K would be even better. :D
     
  21. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Just refer to it - in a couple of hours time - as 'this year'. Until then, it's 'next year'. Nice and simple.
     
  22. oogieboogiex macrumors newbie

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    isn't it 20X? and henceforth all years following will be 20X.1, 20X.2, 20Panther, 20Tiger, 20Leopard, 20SnowLeopard...
     
  23. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    There are far too many ruining our language with stylistic abbreviations, acronyms, and other linguistic mechanisms to shorten our wonderful way of communication. Simply because some nut says that something is "easier, faster, and shorter" does not make it right! When the year two-thousand and nine passes to the year two-thousand and ten this evening we need to make an effort not to bow to the politically-correct metaphors, abbreviations, acronyms and give the time and date the right accord of pronunciation...
     
  24. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Imagine if we keep saying "two thousand" as the prefix -- that means when we hit "2021", we're going to be putting wayyy too many syllables in there.

    It should be "twenty twenty one", or in the case of this year: "twenty ten".
     
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    Jesus Christ on a bicycle,I never thought I'd live to see the day I agreed with IntheNet on anything at all,fantabulous.
     

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