[Ads-l] 19 2 = 1902

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 1 14:42:42 EDT 2017


Serendipitously and totally unprompted, a friend of mine mentioned "Two
Thousand One" in a movie discussion this morning. Over a period of a minute
or two, he switched to "Two Thousand and One."  Then he switched back.

JL

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:28 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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