For the last nine years, I have placed an "O" in front of the year: "O-One" through "O-Nine." And last night I said, "It is now "O"-Ten." Technically speaking, this is still correct, but will this be the way 2010 is spoken of, as "O-Ten?"
Why in the heck would anyone say "Oh-ten?" You say "Oh-9 and Oh-8, etc." because they have an "Oh" in front of them after you split off the first half to shorten it: 2009 = '09. There's no "Oh" in 2010... it's a twenty and a ten if you're going to split off the first two numbers as is traditional.
Using that "logic" you'll be saying "0" in front of the year for the rest of the century! 0-99 anyone?
I'm with Shadesbreath. We only said "0" because of 01, 02, etc. The O's are gone. Remember the 90s? We simply said we did something back in '92. Time to get used to that again. We did something back in '10 or '11.
Getting used to leaving off the "0" will take some practice though since we've spent the last decade saying it that way. I've caught myself saying it a couple of times and had to correct myself.
Very good point. I've always wondered that - if we called the 60s the 60s and the 20s the 20s, what do we call 1910-1919? We can't very well say "back in the 10s"! It makes no sense, so I'd probably just stick to saying "twenty-ten".