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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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26 Dec 2016, 6:37 am

I say "twenty sixteen".


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26 Dec 2016, 7:56 am

Twenty-sixteen


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26 Dec 2016, 8:04 am

BirdInFlight wrote:
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."

Same here!


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26 Dec 2016, 8:27 am

BirdInFlight wrote:
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.

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26 Dec 2016, 11:37 am

NewTime wrote:
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"?


or "two hundred ten". whichever you like.


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27 Dec 2016, 12:33 pm

what is this decade called? the tens? the teens?

next decade is simple. back to the twenties again.



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27 Dec 2016, 12:48 pm

i've seen both used. "tens" a bit more often.

the last decade was the "noughties", but that seems like a recent development.

i hope we get to see flappers again. (but not the gangs)


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27 Dec 2016, 2:44 pm

I pronounce it "twenty sixteen".


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