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HOW DO YOU SAY "2010"

  1. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    twenty ten works for me.

    1. prosmentor profile image61
      prosmentorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In my own case, 2010 is ideal

  2. motricio profile image71
    motricioposted 8 years ago

    2 paths,
       0 detours,
         1 love,
            0  tears.

    1. profile image0
      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That seems to be time-consuming. lol

  3. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Two thousand ten!

  4. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    2 thousand and ten...units of alcohol!

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  5. DogSiDaed profile image58
    DogSiDaedposted 8 years ago

    Two Thousand and Ten smile

  6. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't matter.  There are literary precedents for both. 

    The National Association for Good Grammar (NAGG) seems to be helping fuel this "debate," which seems to me an attempt promote themselves as a legitimate authority on grammar when the reality is, there is no "authority" on grammar. There are hundreds of "authorities" on grammar; hardly any of them agree with each other on lots of things; and all of them collectively prove that none of them are "right."

    Say it how you want, "twenty-ten" or "two thousand and ten" neither is more or less correct and anyone who tells you otherwise is full of themselves.

  7. Sa Toya profile image74
    Sa Toyaposted 8 years ago

    20 10 is easier on the tongue...isn't it!

  8. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Two thousand ten. Until, next time then maybe I'll use 20 10, then after that.......

  9. profile image0
    loriamooreposted 8 years ago

    Interestingly enough, there are three things to notice about how people pronounce the year.

    In general, men tend to group numbers together.  Dates, addresses, telephone numbers -- what ever it is, they're more likely to say 3511 as thirty-five eleven.  So, for the current year, men most probably more often say twenty ten.

    Women, on the other hand, look at numbers singularly, as in the above address example, they would say 3511 as three-five-one-one.  Therefore, they're more likely to say 2010 as two thousand ten.

    Old people, let's say Baby Boomers or Traditionalists over 50 years of age, for whatever reason, tend to speak dates entirely differently.  They don't say twenty-ten or two thousand ten; they're more likely to say two oh ten.  Don't ask me why, they just do.

 
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