(Closed) Do YOU say …

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which do YOU say? (If "twenty," in which year did you make the switch from saying "two thousand"?)
    I say TWENTY thirteen. : (34 votes)
    22 %
    I say TWO-THOUSAND thirteen. : (57 votes)
    37 %
    I sometimes use either. : (28 votes)
    18 %
    2001 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    2010 : (21 votes)
    14 %
    2011 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    2012 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    2013 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Obligatory other. Please comment. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    93 posts
    Worker bee

    If 1976 was nineteen seventy-six, doesn’t it make sense that 2013 is twenty thirteen?

    Post # 4
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i say both. i think i started using “twenty” in the last year or so.

    Post # 5
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I say two thousand thirteen. I wonder when I’ll stop with the two thousand and switch to the twenty.

    Post # 6
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @jb58:  Good point!  I say two-thousand thirteen, but I’d never say one-thousand nine-hundred ninety-nine.  lol

    Post # 7
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Last year was two thousand twelve, but this year is twenty thirteen. I have no idea why.

    Post # 8
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    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say twenty-thirteen now.  I think I started to switch from two thousand and…probably in 2010.  

    Post # 10
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I say both.  Mostly “two thousand 13.”

    Post # 13
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
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    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
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    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I say “two thousand.”  I don’t know why, but I don’t like it the other way.

    Post # 16
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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. 

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