Post # 1
… “Twenty thirteen” or “two-thousand thirteen” when you say the current year?
Also, if you say “twenty” before the last two digits of the year, at what point did you switch from saying “two thousand”? Since I know people who say both, I’m curious to see the results in the Hive.
Post # 3
If 1976 was nineteen seventy-six, doesn’t it make sense that 2013 is twenty thirteen?
Post # 4
i say both. i think i started using “twenty” in the last year or so.
Post # 5
I say two thousand thirteen. I wonder when I’ll stop with the two thousand and switch to the twenty.
Post # 6
@jb58: Good point! I say two-thousand thirteen, but I’d never say one-thousand nine-hundred ninety-nine. lol
Post # 7
Last year was two thousand twelve, but this year is twenty thirteen. I have no idea why.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
sometimes it’s both, but anything 2009 and prior was two thousand… in 2010, it started sometimes being twenty.
Post # 9
I say twenty-thirteen now. I think I started to switch from two thousand and…probably in 2010.
Post # 10
Omg I was JUST having a conversation with my husband about this and how irritating I find it when I hear someone say two thousand thirteen. I started saying twenty blah blah in 2010.
Post # 11
I say both. Mostly “two thousand 13.”
Post # 12
Thanks so much for all of your comments, bees! I’m actually somewhat surprised to see the results of the poll so far.
Post # 13
I usually still say “two thousand”, but if I did say “twenty” it sounds more natural to say it for 2012 and back than when talking about years in the future for some reason.
Post # 14
2000 was two thousand. 2001-2009 was ”oh-one” – “oh-nine” (hardly said ‘twenty’ or ‘two thousand’. Two thousand eleven, twelve. Now I might say twenty thirteen!
Post # 15
I say “two thousand.” I don’t know why, but I don’t like it the other way.
Post # 16
I always find it awkward to say out loud in english since 2010 rolled around, and will end up choosing one or the other pretty much at random. Fortuantely, I am not often announcing the current year out loud.
I liked saying “nineteen ninty-[x]” though. Nice soft and repetitive sound.