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How do you say it?

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 5:52 pm

Slight obsessiveness on my part, but I'm curious to know how people will say it. I mean, a century ago, people didn't call it "One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ten", they obviously said "Nineteen-Ten". Maybe because in ST they say "Twenty Three Sixty Six", I'm more inclined to say "Twenty-Ten".

OK, rant over.  :laugh:

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 5:56 pm

^ Resist the temptation to say "Two Thousand and Ten"! :laugh:

EnterpriseSovereign

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 5:59 pm

I'm drawn to twenty-ten, even though I said last year as two thousand and nine :D

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 6:06 pm

Quote (EnterpriseSovereign @ Jan. 01 2010, 5:59 pm)
I'm drawn to twenty-ten, even though I said last year as two thousand and nine :D

Me, too. Funny how that works...

Dewleaf

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 7:41 pm

Twenty-ten.

nthdrone

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 12:02 am

Twenty ten. Like Nineteen ten. We didn't say One thousand, nine hundred and ten. :eyesroll:

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 12:11 am

Dos mil diez.

TashaYar86

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 6:44 am

Two Thousand and Ten :logical:

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 6:46 am

Two thousand and Ten

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 7:12 pm

Now that all you "Two Thousand and Ten" people have revealed yourself, you will now all be shot!

:laugh:

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 7:21 pm

Oh-ten  :p

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 8:24 pm

Quote (CO_Fowler @ Jan. 03 2010, 12:21 am)
Oh-ten ¿:p

That's even worse!  :laugh:

juliansgirl7

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 10:25 pm

Two-thousand-ten (I don't bother with 'and';))

sonofspock1

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Report this Jan. 03 2010, 2:36 pm

Quote (TheChronicOne @ Jan. 03 2010, 3:08 am)
Quote (Mirrorgirl @ Jan. 02 2010, 5:46 am)
Two thousand and Ten

That's the best!

Weirdo.

:laugh:

grigori

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Report this Jan. 03 2010, 2:45 pm

I guess I'm saying Two-thousand Ten.

Funny, how you can look back and say, "Back in oh-nine" but it'll be weird to say "Back in ten". And you, the oh-ten weirdo! :p :D "Back in oh-ten" would be even worse.

I noted elsewhere: 2010 doesn't even look like a real number. (Looks vaguely like a movie title, but ONLY in the context of actually discussing movies.)

When I HAND-write "2010" it just looks like "ZOLO"! Doesn't look real yet.

And maybe it ISN'T the end of the decade, but it IS the end of the Oughts (YES that's what they're gonna be called! :D ) -- '00 was the first and '09 was the tenth Ought year.

So we're in the "Teens".

Last ramble: do you ever play this game with yourself? Take how many years you've been alive (which doesn't seem very long) and subtract it from the year you were born, and see where that gets you.

I'm 45, SO that makes me realize: Silent Movies were closer to the year I was born than today is!

A Century seems like a long time until you play this game and realize what you thought of as "history" really wasn't that long before you were born.

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