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Will You Now say "Ten" or "O-Ten"?

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    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?"

    Are you going to say "Ten" or "O-Ten"?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image85
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. lightning john profile image59
        lightning johnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Zero is a number, last time I checked!

    2. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, it's not.

      "Two thousand and ten" or "twenty-ten" are your correct options for saying the present year.

      "O" (pronouned "oh") isn't even the correct way to state the number zero, as it's the name of a letter of the alphabet, not a numeral.

  2. itech profile image77
    itechposted 8 years ago


  3. dogluver1 profile image59
    dogluver1posted 8 years ago


  4. Gemsong profile image75
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago


    We did say nineteen ten for 1910. So twenty ten for 2010.

  5. AEvans profile image81
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    two-thousand 10 smile

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Probably twenty-ten "ten' just sounds weird and "oh-ten" sounds incorrect

  7. manlypoetryman profile image74
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    "Ten" does sound weird...I'm thinking everyone will just have to bite the bullet and say the whole mouthfull..."Two thousand and ten" everytime...kind'a like AE said.

  8. Gemsong profile image75
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    With me... I'll be very likely writing the wrong date for a least a month at work. wink

  9. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I think I will be saying twenty ten.

  10. nadiaazhar profile image76
    nadiaazharposted 8 years ago

    I'll go with Twenty-Ten

  11. travelespresso profile image77
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    2010 looks great written.  However, saying it is just plain weird!  I think I'm gonna say twenty ten.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    twenty big_smile

  13. K Partin profile image59
    K Partinposted 8 years ago


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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    Ya, just as I will have to train myself to write 2010, instead of 2009, I'll have to train myself to say twenty-ten as well. Hmmm...  That does sound better.

  15. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 8 years ago


  16. DaniellaWood profile image84
    DaniellaWoodposted 8 years ago

    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".

  17. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Twenty ten, or two thousand ten.

  18. RealEstateHelper profile image59
    RealEstateHelperposted 8 years ago

    Two thousand ten smile

  19. Christene profile image71
    Christeneposted 8 years ago

    Twenty ten.

  20. Glenn Stok profile image100
    Glenn Stokposted 8 years ago

    Twenty-ten just seems to sound better to me.

    I used to talk about the 70's and the 80's.  Someday we'll be talking about the ten's.  Now that just sounds weird hmm ... the ten's.

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    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    Well, 10 through 12 we can call the "tweens" and 13 through 19 we can call the "teens"  How's that?  Like, Back in the tweens..." or "Back in the teens..."  Will that work?

    1. rmcrayne profile image99
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tweens.  I like it.  Others can call it silly, stupid, whatever.  But I like it. 

      But it's definitely not 0-10.

  22. trish1048 profile image73
    trish1048posted 8 years ago

    What difference does it make?  We all know it's not 1910 smile