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"?
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.
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.
We did say nineteen ten for 1910. So twenty ten for 2010.
Probably twenty-ten "ten' just sounds weird and "oh-ten" sounds incorrect
"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.
With me... I'll be very likely writing the wrong date for a least a month at work.
2010 looks great written. However, saying it is just plain weird! I think I'm gonna say twenty ten.
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.
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".
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 ... the ten's.
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?
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