Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pressing NYE Issue

As we get ready to usher out 2009 and ring in 2010, there is a horribly pressing issue that we've got to address...

How are you going to say 2010? Is it two thousand ten or is it twenty ten? Apparently there is a HUGE debate going on and it is very important because whatever we choose, we're going to be stuck with it for the next 90 years.

The younger generations are leaning toward two thousand ten because they think the other option "sounds weird". You know, they don't recall that we didn't say one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine, but instead said it was nineteen ninety-nine. We switched to the two thousand back at the turn of the century, but do we want to stick with it? Once we start adding more years to it, doesn't it kind of become a mouthful?


Which will you be saying tomorrow? I am rooting for Twenty Ten. To be perfectly honest, I expect to be writing 2009 well into March on anything that needs a date anyway!

5 comments:

Ann said...

I was planning on saying two thousand ten. But, I can be persuaded to change my mind. I'll just go with the majority.

Abby said...

I was going with two thousand ten as well. However I think twenty-ten has a ring to it! I think twenty ninety sounds hard and I would hate for my great-grandchildren to be so burdened. But honestly I'll just go with the massess and I think I just started writing 2009 so I'm sure that 2010 will not be an issue for me until June.

Spotted-Bird said...

I like twenty ten. Much easier.

mariebeth said...

Hiya, new reader here & just wanted to say Happy New Year :) I'm going with twenty-ten as the other option just sounds more long winded and strange on the tongue!

Gina said...

Happy New Year!

 

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