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

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    Wag The Dogposted 13 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 image81
      Shadesbreathposted 13 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 image60
        lightning johnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Zero is a number, last time I checked!

    2. KCC Big Country profile image84
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 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 image72
      relacheposted 13 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 image69
    itechposted 13 years ago


  3. dogluver1 profile image57
    dogluver1posted 13 years ago


  4. Gemsong profile image63
    Gemsongposted 13 years ago


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

  5. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    two-thousand 10 smile

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    Janettaposted 13 years ago

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

  7. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 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 image63
    Gemsongposted 13 years ago

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

  9. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    I think I will be saying twenty ten.

  10. nadiaazhar profile image77
    nadiaazharposted 13 years ago

    I'll go with Twenty-Ten

  11. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 13 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 13 years ago

    twenty big_smile

  13. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago


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    Wag The Dogposted 13 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 image80
    europewalkerposted 13 years ago


  16. DaniellaWood profile image76
    DaniellaWoodposted 13 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 image58
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    Twenty ten, or two thousand ten.

  18. RealEstateHelper profile image60
    RealEstateHelperposted 13 years ago

    Two thousand ten smile

  19. Christene profile image61
    Christeneposted 13 years ago

    Twenty ten.

  20. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 13 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 13 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 image93
      rmcrayneposted 13 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 image68
    trish1048posted 13 years ago

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


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