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Pronouncing 2010 
3rd-Jan-2010 11:17 am
Poll #1506758 Saying 2010

How do you usually pronounce (the year) 2010?

Two thousand ten
Two thousand and ten
Twenty ten
Some other way (how?)
3rd-Jan-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
COME ON TWENTY TEN!!!! :-D Seriously, my boyfriend has been correcting everyone who says it any other way.
3rd-Jan-2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
It's a tossup between "two thousand ten" and "twenty ten." (I chose the former in the poll.)

"Two thousand and ten" is just wrong. Grammatically, it is wrong to use the word "and" when saying a number, unless it is said in place of the decimal point (e.g., 2.5 is read as "two and a half," 3 3/4 is read as "three and three quarters," but 101 is read as "one hundred one" not "one hundred and one").
3rd-Jan-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's wrong unless you're from the UK, which I am.
3rd-Jan-2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Really? You learn something new every day. :) My elementary school teachers were really big on this, so it's like second nature to me - I never realized it was different in the UK.
3rd-Jan-2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
It may not just be the UK - possibly parts of Europe and/or Scandinavia too. I find it equally strange with the 'and' missing!
3rd-Jan-2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Same here. I find it strange without the "and" missing too.
4th-Jan-2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Same here and I'm from Germany. "Two thousand ten" sounds wrong to me, especially in writing.
5th-Jan-2010 11:38 am (UTC)
We use the "and" here in Australia too. I think it's fairly safe to say that New Zealanders would as well. It's pretty much another case of America vs the world. :P
6th-Jan-2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
yup students in germany learn british English adn thats how we learnt it oo. I am undecided though so I either have say two thousand and ten or 20 10 cant decide :(
6th-Jan-2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
2010 is shorter! That's why I'm using it!
7th-Jan-2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Although I am intrigued to say 'two-oh-ten'
3rd-Jan-2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
i've been saying "two thousand ______" for the past 9 years, and i don't really feel like changing now. if i was going to be alive in the 2100's, i'd start saying "twenty one nineteen" or whatever. but that zero in the hundreds spot just changes things!
3rd-Jan-2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
My brother keeps calling it Oh Ten, which is wrong for so many reasons!
3rd-Jan-2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
LMAO, that's hilarious.
3rd-Jan-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Twenty Ten... but since the year's just started, for me there's no 'usually' about it!

And... I've been saying 'two thousand and...' (and the next digit whatever it's been) since the horrible single number years began and I'm soooooo glad they've gone now! (For anyone concerned about the 'and'between numbers, I'm from the UK and that's how we say it.)

Edited at 2010-01-03 08:58 pm (UTC)
3rd-Jan-2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
I really WANT to say twenty ten, but it always just comes out two thousand ten.

Actually, it really comes out "tuthowsnten", all one word.

I think... soon? I might go with twenty ten, but I'm so used to the two thousand. :(
3rd-Jan-2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I say "two thousand ten" and I'm sick of people telling me I'm wrong. It's a perfectly acceptable way of saying 2010; in fact, it sounds much more proper to me than "twenty ten." I'll probably say "twenty eleven" next year because "two thousand eleven" is quite a mouthful, but I'll stick with "two thousand ten" for this year.
3rd-Jan-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Twenty ten has the fewest syllables and therefore wins.
4th-Jan-2010 12:29 am (UTC)
It's weird; I say ''two thousand and ten'', and yet I leave the ''and'' out when saying 2008, 2007 etc, but then, I'm not a native English-speaker.
4th-Jan-2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I know it's wrong, but I've taken to say it as "two ten" recently. :X
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