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25 Dec 2016, 4:22 pm

"twenty sixteen" or "two thousand sixteen"? i hear both.



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25 Dec 2016, 4:33 pm

"Two thousand and sixteen" as is usual in casual UK speech.


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25 Dec 2016, 4:45 pm

I've been saying "twenty-[number]" since 2012. Everybody's going to say it like that in 2020, so I just decided to get a head start.



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25 Dec 2016, 7:23 pm

"twenty-fifth of december, in the year of our lord two-thousand and sixteen".


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25 Dec 2016, 7:27 pm

I say "Twenty-sixteen."

When it was the early 2000's, I would say "two thousand three," and "two thousand eight" or "two thousand AND eight."

But when it started to get to get to 2010 and beyond, it felt too labor-intensive to keep saying the thousand part.

We say "nineteen-ten" and "nineteen-sixteen" so now I'm saying "back in twenty-ten" and "twenty-sixteen's been a bad year."



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25 Dec 2016, 7:40 pm

wonder why it never caught on, saying 2004 as "twenty-oh-four", when 1904 and 1404 would have been said in a similar fashion?

i can't imagine it sounds that ridiculous, no?


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25 Dec 2016, 7:42 pm

after 2011 started saying 'twenty-x' so twenty sixteen for me.



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25 Dec 2016, 7:45 pm

Yeah that's odd -- we do say "nineteen-oh-four" yet nobody said "twenty-oh-four." That's weird.

I wonder though, back in the actual 1904, did people say "nineteen-hundred-and-four" rather than nineteen-oh-four?

Was the "oh-four" a more modern habit that crept in, in retrospective conversations about those years I wonder?



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25 Dec 2016, 7:59 pm

EclecticWarrior wrote:
"Two thousand and sixteen" as is usual in casual UK speech.


Have never been to Britain but I find it hard to believe that anyone in the English speaking world would say "two thousand and sixteen" for the year in any kind of "casual" speech. Its so laborious to say it that way that it wouldnt be "casual" speech.



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25 Dec 2016, 8:07 pm

I'm in Britain and I do hear "two thousand and sixteen" a lot, yep.

I agree it's laborious though.



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25 Dec 2016, 8:51 pm

"Twenty sixteen" (the way it has been since 2010).

In the 2000s, it was "two thousand and".

If I'm not thinking properly and I see a year from the 2000s, I'll read it as "twenty thousand and eight" or something like that.


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25 Dec 2016, 10:32 pm

Twenty sixteen.


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25 Dec 2016, 10:51 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
wonder why it never caught on, saying 2004 as "twenty-oh-four", when 1904 and 1404 would have been said in a similar fashion?

i can't imagine it sounds that ridiculous, no?


if we said 2004 as "twenty-oh-four", how would we pronounce the year 2000? "twenty hundred"?



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25 Dec 2016, 11:40 pm

two thousand sixteen


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25 Dec 2016, 11:40 pm

I say "two thousand and sixteen".

As the years go on, I think I will likely retain the "two thousand" format until 2100 (twenty-one hundred) if I live that long.


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26 Dec 2016, 6:16 am

I say 'twenty sixteen', because it's a little bit faster. I understand that the number '2000' is never pronounced as 'twenty hundred' whereas 1900, when not a year, can be pronounced as 'one thousand nine hundred', but I just like the way 'twenty sixteen' etc. sound.

In Dutch, I also say 'twintigzestien' for 2016 instead of 'tweeduizend zestien' which would be more correct. I think the Dutch frown upon this more, though. Sometimes I just do it to see the reactions. :)


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