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View Poll Results: How do you say the year 2011?
Twenty-eleven
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38.67%
Two-thousand-AND-eleven
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5.33%
Two-thousand-eleven
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49.33%
Twikoff-eleventy-thousand
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Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Old 01-21-11, 10:00 AM
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Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

How do YOU say the year?

I say "Twenty-eleven." The other way (with or without the "and") sounds wrong to me. It worked in 2009, but even hearing that style in 2010 sounded strange (and there was a thread about that, I'm sure).

So... VOTE! (or die!)*


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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

I say them all, but not in the same sentence. I voted Twikoff eleventy thousand.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Yes. Both. Twickoff.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

So we are going to have this thread every January?
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Of course!

But seriously... 2010 was more of a mixed bag, I think, since people were still transitioning between "two thousand and nine" and "twenty-ten" or "two thousand and ten."

I promise -I- won't start the thread next year.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Missing poll choice:

Both and why does it matter?
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Not that I say it often, but twenty-eleven sounds better to me.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

whoever started saying two thousand as a year reference is whack...

we never said one thousand nine hundred. it was nineteen hundred.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

"this year"
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

I always said "two thousand XX" until I started hearing people calling it "twenty XX" and realized that we weren't walking around fifteen years ago calling it "one thousand nine hundred ninety-six", unless of course it was a wedding invitation.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Originally Posted by Mole177 View Post
whoever started saying two thousand as a year reference is whack...

we never said one thousand nine hundred. it was nineteen hundred.
It is settled then. From now on this year shall be pronounced as Twenty Hundred Eleven.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Twenty-eleven yo!!!
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Either one is fine.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

I didn't say Twenty Ten so I'm not about to say Twenty Eleven, just doesn't sound right to me, even though I said Nineteen Ninety Nine.

Two Thousand and Eleven just sounds awkward to me, so Two Thousand Eleven it is... -kd5-
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Originally Posted by Mole177 View Post
whoever started saying two thousand as a year reference is whack...
What should we have said in 2000 instead? Twenty-hundred?

I say "two-thousand eleven".

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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Originally Posted by kd5 View Post
I didn't say Twenty Ten so I'm not about to say Twenty Eleven, just doesn't sound right to me, even though I said Nineteen Ninety Nine.

Two Thousand and Eleven just sounds awkward to me, so Two Thousand Eleven it is... -kd5-
One of my pet peeves is when people say "and" as part of the year.

It probably should be "Twenty-Eleven," but old habits die hard. It worked for the last century because that's what we grew up saying, but after years of using "Two Thousand" in the year, it's going to be difficult to get people to say it as "Twenty-...." It's kind of like how Lego bricks are not supposed to be called "Legos," but good luck getting people to change.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

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*Disclaimer: Voting does not guarantee that death will not occur within the next 125 years. You have been warned.
So, is that one-hundred-twenty-five years or one-hundred and twenty-five years? Or is it one hundred-twenty and five years? Or is it ten-twelves-and-five?
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Two thousand eleven. Not sure why.

My fifth grade teacher used to say "Hundreden is not a word". [two hundred 'en five, etc.] in an effort to make us say "two hundred five".
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

Twenty-eleven, just like it was twenty-oh-one, twenty-oh-two, twenty-oh-three, and so on. For the sake of consistency, I like to carry forward the way it was done last century. Nobody said, "The year is one thousand, nine hundred and seventy eight", or what-have-you.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

I'm still saying twenty ten.
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Re: Twenty-eleven or Two-thousand-(and)-eleven?

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Twenty-eleven, just like it was twenty-oh-one, twenty-oh-two, twenty-oh-three, and so on. For the sake of consistency, I like to carry forward the way it was done last century. Nobody said, "The year is one thousand, nine hundred and seventy eight", or what-have-you.
Again i ask, what did you say in 2000?
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I call it the "year of Bandoman."

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