The Correct Way to Say "2010"



Are you wondering how to say "2010"?

Since I've declared myself an authority on everything related to 2010 and the new decade, I feel that it's important to clear this thing up once and for all.

The correct way is to say "Twenty Ten". The incorrect way is "Two-thousand Ten" or anything else.

The "Two-thousand" format was only useful for the years 2000-2009 when the socially standardized "Twenty" format was awkward within the constraints of our language. To refer to 2010 as "Two-thousand Ten" is the equivalent of pronouncing "1918" as "One-thousand Nine-hundred Eighteen" rather than "Nineteen Eighteen". No one does that. Don't be that guy.

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  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    Yes! "twenty-ten". That is correct. I've heard "two-thousand ten" on the radio and it made me want to swerve off the road.

    It's especially silly when someone references a period of time from the 20th century to the 21st century and says, "Nineteen Eighty-nine to Two Thousand Ten". No, that's just stupid.

    January 11, 2010 @ 10:56 am


  2. Tom (112 comments) said,

    "Twenty-Ten". 'nuff said

    January 20, 2010 @ 10:20 am


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