Post # 1
How are you going to say it?
As a little back story, my future sister-in-law absolutely hates two thousand eleven. So she was telling us how to “correctly” say the new year. She said to us, “You wouldn’t say Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Nine or One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine.”
Post # 3
I say twenty eleven. Seems simpler than Two Thousand Eleven.
Post # 4
@UpstateCait: She said the same thing. I guess habits die hard, eventually it’ll transition (maybe in Twenty Twenty!).
Post # 5
@beekiss2: I see her logic though from 2000-2009 I always referred to the year as “two thousand ____” because saying “twenty-O-four” or whatever sounded weird. Since 2010 I’ve referred to it as “twenty ____”. Though, if someone were to ask me what year I graduated in, I always say “O-four”.
ETA: Wow, that was a long winded explanation that probably didn’t make any sense. =)
Post # 6
Post # 7
definitely twenty eleven. much easier!
Post # 8
I said ‘twenty ten’ too, so I’m definitely sticking with the easier route :).
Post # 9
20-11 sounds douche-y to me for some reason.
Post # 10
Twenty eleven. So much easier to say plus the other makes me think of 2,000.11.
Post # 11
I have never heard it called “twenty-anything” so that sounds strange to me. Most folks call it two thousand something.
Post # 13
I hadn’t put much thought into it. I think I mostly said two-thousand-ten but i guess twenty-eleven makes sense. Maybe I’ll make the switch 🙂
Post # 14
Two thousand eleven. I didn’t mind twenty ten, but I just don’t like how the two “ee” sounds in “twentee eeleven” sound together.
Post # 15
1642 = sixteen forty-two
1987 = nineteen eighty-seven
1999 = nineteen ninety-nine
Seeing a pattern? Twenty eleven is the proper way to say it.
Post # 16
@DeathByDesign: You bring up a very good point.