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Topic: When It Turns 2010 are You going to Call It "Two Thousand Ten" or "Twenty Ten?"

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Turbo_Genesis_64

theblackdragon wrote:

@Turbo: so what were we supposed to call the year 2000, twenty-zero? it would've happened on its own, 2001 or not.

Technically, the new millennium began in 2001. It was still the 20th Century in 2000 so call it "Twenty Hundred."

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i'll call it 2020

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i mean 2010

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theblackdragon

@Turbo: did I mention the millennium? I'm talking about pronunciation... even without that book already released, we'd still have been calling the year 2001 'two-thousand one' (or 'two-thousand and one' depending on the person) because the year prior had been the year 'two-thousand'. it's the natural progression of numbers (as we count them aloud), and also, i don't think anyone would even understand what i was talking about if i called it 'twenty-hundred'. o_O;

also, lol, DSi, best typo ever :3

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@Blackdragon

Think of it this way, it's the year 2000 not the year 2,000!

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@Turbo: ... you've completely lost me now. both are two-thousand.

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@blackdragon

How would you pronounce 1900, Miss Smarty?

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@Turbo: people don't say 'twenty-hundred' or 'thirty-hundred', though... twenty-two hundred, sure, and thirty-three hundred, again, sure... but when there's a round tens-value number at the beginning of a year, you don't say '(that number)-hundred'; you go back to thousands to express it for the first nine years, and then after that it could either be expressed in thousands or double tens-values (twenty-ten, twenty-eleven, twenty-twelve, etc.)... and there's no need for names, dude.

i mean seriously, pronounce it however you like wherever you are, i'm just saying i'd get funny looks and/or end up laughed at if i tried pronouncing it the way you suggest here in the US.

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@blackdragon

I think in some ways we are both right and I'm sorry I snapped at you.

About the whole hundred thing, it's pretty common even outside of dates. Like you try to buy a car and you ask how much and they say Twenty-Three Hundred or (2,300).

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@Turbo: notice you don't see a car advertised as 'twenty-hundred bucks'; it would be 'two thousand'. Same for 1000, the year would be 'one-thousand' as well as the price of the car, as 'ten-hundred' just sounds... weird. :3

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@blackdragon

Just rub some more salt in the wound!

Two Thousand stresses 2,000 years, while Twenty Hundred stresses 20 Centuries.

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@Turbo: but 2000 years is twenty centuries; the 'centuries' part doesn't need to be stressed unless you're actively discussing centuries, and even then you'd be saying 'twenty centuries' (or 'the twentieth century', in which case you'd be discussing the 1900's)... are we crossing wires somewhere or something? ^^;

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Well, all I know is I'm calling it Twenty Ten! I have to get some sleep.

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DKC2 is calling my name, too. enjoy your sleep. :3

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It's two thousand ten.

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theblackdragon wrote:

DKC2 is calling my name, too. enjoy your sleep. :3

Wow, how late did you stay up playing vidoe games?

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Well, blackdragon's "two thousand" doesn't sound too bad for 2000, but for 2100 -- "two thousand one hundred" can't compare with "Twenty One Hundred."

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@Turbo: as I said before (plz to see reply 68), 'twenty-one hundred', 'twenty-two hundred', 'twenty-three hundred', etc. -- those are fine, because there's no round number (ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety) in the initial tens space. As long as it's not a round number, saying it as '(tens-value) hundred' (as would be in the case of the year 'twenty-one hundred') won't get you laughed at or ridiculed.

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Actually, Turbo, for 2100, I'd say Twenty One Hundred. Sounds more sensible to me.

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