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NewTime
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09 Jan 2017, 5:19 pm

why did we pronounce the year 2001 as "two thousand one" and not "twenty oh one"?



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09 Jan 2017, 5:24 pm

I pronounce it "two thousand and one".

As a rule, do Americans not add the "and"?
I've noticed this in the count in words thread too.


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09 Jan 2017, 5:31 pm

i pronounce the number 2001 as "two thousand and one", i don't include "and" in the year however.



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09 Jan 2017, 6:34 pm

Why is how we say it such a big deal, I seem to switch how I say the year a lot.



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09 Jan 2017, 6:39 pm

"Twenty oh one" just sounds weird.

Don't particularly like being reminded of that year anyway, had major surgery, behavioral issues at my special school due to bullying and isolation from the other kids who were a year older than me, and of course a little something in September wasn't too pleasant either. At least I got Pokémon Gold which I believe is still the greatest Pokémon game ever :)


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