How to say “2010”?

Say the year “1810” out loud. Now say the year “1999” out loud. See a pattern? It’s been easier, faster, and shorter to say years this way for every decade (except for the one that just ended) instead of saying the number the long way. However, many people are carrying the way they said years from last decade over to this decade as a bad habit. If we don’t fix this now, we’ll be stuck saying years the long way for years. Don’t let that happen!

That is the call of Twentynot2000.com which has one purpose: To prevent people from saying “two-thousand-and-SO-AND-SO”. Why? Because it takes so much time to say that, or Twentynot2000 supporters think it is.

They recommend to say 2010 as “Twenty-ten” instead of “Two-thousand-and-ten”, or “Two thousand ten”, or “Two-oh-ten”.

Right now they have nearly 30,000 supporters on their fan page.

What do you think? Is that an appropriate recommendation?

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