This is my first post of the New Year â€“ and a new decade â€“ so Iâ€™d like to start by wishing you a very Happy New Year and the best of everything for 2010.
â€˜2010.â€™ How would you say that? As â€˜twenty 10â€™? Or as â€˜two thousand and tenâ€™?
Thatâ€™s the question I asked on Twitter on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
Some great replies:
Itâ€™s shorter and easier to say.
So thatâ€™s how I plan to continue stating the year when in conversation. How to say â€˜2010â€™ has got an awful lot of people asking the same question. Thereâ€™s a website plus related Facebook page to support the idea that we ought to say â€˜twenty 10â€™ and not â€˜two thousand and 10.â€™
Will â€˜twenty 10â€™ will catch on as the way in which most people will say â€˜2010â€™? I reckon so although it might take a year or more.