Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 19 17:09:51 UTC 2008

I've gone with "twenty-hundred," "twenty-o-one," etc. I haven't come
across anyone else who does this, so far. And, if I never do, LIGAF.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> At 12/18/2008 12:23 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>At 11:32 PM -0500 12/17/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>>I've already heard both "twenty-ten" and "two-thousand-ten."
>>I wonder if the "twenty-ten" speakers are co-extensive than the
>>"twenty-oh-eight" speakers.  I'm in the other group, possibly because
>>I always referred to the movie as "two thousand and one" for many
>>years before we actually reached the year (without HAL's help).  But
>>a colleague of mine was in the "twenty-oh-one" group, and it's been
>>"twenty-oh-n" ever since.  I'm sure it will be "twenty ten" for him.
> "Twenty ten" may win out over "Two thousand [and] ten" simply because
> it is one [or two] syllables shorter.
> Joel
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