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When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

Old 12-31-19, 03:30 PM
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When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

Twenty-Twenty

Same format I've always used.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

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Twenty-Twenty

Same format I've always used.
What did you say for 2001?
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

When I look back, it will be with Twenty-Twenty hindsight ...
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

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What did you say for 2001?
Mostly referred to it as "O-One". I don't know, felt like saying the last 2 digits in that format worked until 2009. After that it felt weird to not say the full year. If I were talking about something that happened in 2005, I'd say "back in O-Five". But if I were talking about something from 2014, I wouldn't say "back in fourteen", I'd say "back in twenty-fourteen". Not sure why that is.

So I guess it's not the format I always used, but used starting in 2010.
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What did you say for 2001?
Twooooo-One.

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I still admire it's technical achievements, but I still don't care for how far it goes in its abstractionism.
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Mostly referred to it as "O-One". I don't know, felt like saying the last 2 digits in that format worked until 2009. After that it felt weird to not say the full year. If I were talking about something that happened in 2005, I'd say "back in O-Five". But if I were talking about something from 2014, I wouldn't say "back in fourteen", I'd say "back in twenty-fourteen". Not sure why that is.

So I guess it's not the format I always used, but used starting in 2010.
Reading this made me realize something that I do and never thought about it before ... I looked at that and read it as "Two-thousand-and-fourteen" but I know I never said that. Then I thought of today as the last day of "Twenty-nineteen" and that tomorrow I would look back on "Two-thousand-nineteen".

When referring to past years, I say "Two-thousand and ..."
When referring to the present or future years, I say "Twenty-XXXX".

No idea ...
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

I will say "Twenty twenty". I went from "two thousand nine" to "twenty ten", and I'm going to stay with that format from now on. Most people seemed to do the same thing. It makes it clear what number you mean.

There's a reason for it.

I work with a guy who calls valve number 201 "valve twenty-one". It drives me nuts, because I can never figure out what he's talking about.

Calling 2009 "twenty-nine" is the same thing. But after that, calling 2010 "twenty ten" is perfectly clear.
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I'll say it like Barbara Walters.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

I reserve the right to switch styles. I'm going for "two-zero, two-zero" to start.
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Throat-warbler mangrove.


that's still funny, right?
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

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I will say "Twenty twenty". I went from "two thousand nine" to "twenty ten", and I'm going to stay with that format from now on. Most people seemed to do the same thing. It makes it clear what number you mean.
Correct answer.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

Well, when it was 2001, I said Two Thousand and One, no reason why I shouldn't say Two Thousand and Twenty, although there will probably be the occasion when I say Twenty Twenty. So, either way I guess...
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Throat-warbler mangrove.


that's still funny, right?
Yes! lol
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Twenty Twenty, the last year of the decade
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Two Thousand and Twenty - my employer goes insane if people use any of the shortened versions.
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I'll say it like Barbara Walters.
I think the show 2020 established the way most people will say it.
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Two Thousand and Twenty - my employer goes insane if people use any of the shortened versions.
I find it weird that people are even debating this. There was no question during the last century. George Orwell didn't write a book called One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Four. Prince never told us to party like it was One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety nine. I think we were all confused at the change at first because we had been conditioned to think of the year as Two Thousand-One since 1968, but now that we've comfortably settled into the 2nd decade we should go back to the format we've always used for the year - 2020.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

I think unless I live until 2100, I'll say Twenty Twenty, Twenty Twenty-Twenty-One, … Twenty-Thirty and so on. Then in 2100 (when I'm 137--go medicine AND go lack of destroying the planet!) I'll say twenty-one-hundred (which is a little weird but easier to say then any of the alternatives) for that year only, then switch back to Twenty-One Oh-One, etc.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

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I will say "Twenty twenty". I went from "two thousand nine" to "twenty ten", and I'm going to stay with that format from now on. Most people seemed to do the same thing. It makes it clear what number you mean.


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I work with a guy who calls valve number 201 "valve twenty-one". It drives me nuts, because I can never figure out what he's talking about.
Yeah, that makes no sense.
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Re: When referring to the year, how will you say "2020"?

20/20
from 2000-2019 it was two thousand to two-thousand nineteen

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