2010. We’ve crossed the first double digit year since passing the new millennium.
Here’s Cait’s and my pressing question: How are you going to say the year?
A: Twenty ten?
B: Two thousand ten?
While I think A will be the spoken standard as we go forward, Cait thinks it should be B, because, as she says, “It’s not just crossing a one-hundred-year marker, we’ve crossed a thousand-year marker, so it should continue to be two thousand and…” She thinks that extra gravitas should be emphasized as we go forward.
Time. And how we mark it. Interesting to think about.
So — are you an A or a B person?
8 thoughts on “First Pressing Question of the New Year”
Oh, I’m a big ‘two thousand ten’ advocate…something about ‘twenty ten’ just doesn’t work for me :)
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I say 2 thousand ten, but hubby has been say 2K10
For the record, I’m a A dog. As for the vote, I’ll stick to A. Comes to me naturally.
For me, definitely, two-thousand ten. Twenty-ten just sounds so, so futuristic, and advanced, and space age-y! I was born a hundred years too late anyway, or so I think sometimes, so twenty ten sounds like I live in a world where hover mobiles and condos on Mars are the norm. Just freaks me out a little….sorry, I’m rambling. Goodnight, I need to go and figure out the iPhone my husband gave me for Christmas…
I wonder how it will shake out over time.
iPhone — cool! I’d love one, but ATT doesn’t have good coverage where we live.
Both. I’m not really ambiguous but it depends on the formality of the situation as to which I use. Mostly, because more often I’m in casual conversations, I use twenty-ten.
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two thousand and ten or two thousand ten.