[Ads-l] 19 2 = 1902

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 1 01:28:12 EDT 2017


And why not? It's unambiguous, and completely parallel to the year
pronunciations for 1910-1999. We could even call "nineteen oh [one -
nine]" *spelling
pronunciations*.

Mark

On Apr 19, 2017 4:45 PM, "Barretts Mail" <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:

> As recreated in the film “Jackie,” Jackie Kennedy pronounced the year
> “1902” as “19 2” in her 1961 tour of the White House. The original is at
> about 6:30 into the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbFt4h3Dkkw <
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbFt4h3Dkkw>.
>
> I pronounce this as “19 OH 2” and her pronunciation seems odd to me,
> though perhaps it’s a regional or chronolectal thing.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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