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Question: How do you say 2011?
Two Thousand and Eleven - 22 (47.8%)
Twenty Eleven - 24 (52.2%)
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« on: January 02, 2011, 02:40:01 PM »

LOL,okay ..pet peeve time for me,here is the thing,back in the 20th we all said for example for the year 1985 - Nineteen Eighty Five,i think it was only Paul McCartney and Wings who said Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five icon_biggrin

Then when the new Millennium came round we said the year Two Thousand(2000),and for the next 9 years most said Two Thousand and One(2001),or Two Thousand and Four(2004) and Two Thousand and Nine(2009),depending on the year they were talking about of course icon_wink

now that we are into the next decade,what did you say for 2010?,and what are you saying for 2011?..is it Two Thousand and Eleven or are you saying Twenty Eleven?

when i think of the film 2001:A Space Odyssey,i say Two Thousand and One,when i think of the films 2010 or 2012,i say Twenty Ten or Twenty Twelve,so of course this goes the same for the year

I am sure in a hundred years this wont really be a problem,as we would no doubt say Twenty One Eleven(2111),rather than Two Thousand One Hundred and Eleven,or Twenty One Hundred and Eleven...maybe,LOL
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 02:53:03 PM »

I say totusindeogelleve

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM »

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 03:58:01 PM »

I say 'the year of love'.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 04:05:46 PM »

"the penultimate year"
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 04:06:58 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 04:14:11 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2011, 04:06:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 04:34:54 PM »

it's whichever has fewer syllables for me.  We didn't say Nineteen Thousand Ninety-Nine, did we?  slywink
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on January 02, 2011, 04:34:54 PM

it's whichever has fewer syllables for me.  We didn't say Nineteen Thousand Ninety-Nine, did we?  slywink

Don't you mean Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Nine?  Nineteen Thousand Ninety-Nine = 19,099.  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 04:50:01 PM »

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Quote from: Harkonis on January 02, 2011, 04:34:54 PM

it's whichever has fewer syllables for me.  We didn't say Nineteen Thousand Ninety-Nine, did we?  slywink

Don't you mean Nineteen Hundred Ninety-Nine?  Nineteen Thousand Ninety-Nine = 19,099.  Tongue

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 05:29:35 PM »

Twenty eleven,  but then I used to say 20-aught-2 (3,4,5,etc.) also.  my advice? Listen to me, then do the opposite.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 05:31:23 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

This.  I can't stand when someone says Twenty Eleven.  Just doesn't sound right.
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 05:34:44 PM »

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Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

This.  I can't stand when someone says Twenty Eleven.  Just doesn't sound right.

So did you say "One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine"?  Or "Nineteen Ninety-Nine"?
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 05:39:21 PM »

If we go by high schooler's chants, last year's seniors were shouting "Twenty Ten!" at pep rallys.  And the class of 2012 all shout "Twenty Twelve!" 

But those who'll be graduating this spring, shout "One One!"
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 05:44:50 PM »

while twenty-eleven fits the pattern of the pre-2000's, it sounds funny, and it would have been odd hearing anyone say nineteen hundred - ninety-nine.  it's kind of like how DSHS sounds better as Department of health and social services when you say it out.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2011, 05:54:12 PM »

I might start saying twenny elebenty for kicks, though.
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2011, 06:11:04 PM »

Quote from: Cragmyre on January 02, 2011, 04:14:11 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 02, 2011, 04:06:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

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My wife says "twenty eleven", which just sounds weird to me. I think I'll probably switch from "two thousand" to "twenty" in 2012. That's the first year that "twenty" sounds more natural to me (probably because of the double T).
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011, 06:55:21 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

hmm,well the way i meant it was that it is said with more of a silent 'and',you don't say it as word for word...more like a N',like Guns N' Roses

Two Thousand N' Eleven
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2011, 06:56:08 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.

What i've done for all the other 2000's
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2011, 07:55:56 PM »

I say 'eleven'.
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2011, 02:01:25 AM »

May the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven bring victory to the Clan MacLeod.

Or if I'm in a less formal mood twenty eleven.

On the other hand, I can't stand it when I've heard Bill O'Reilly refer to last year and this year as two ten and two eleven respectively.  It just grates.
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2011, 02:08:19 AM »

Quote from: Hrothgar on January 03, 2011, 02:01:25 AM

May the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven bring victory to the Clan MacLeod.

Or if I'm in a less formal mood twenty eleven.

On the other hand, I can't stand it when I've heard Bill O'Reilly refer to last year and this year as two ten and two eleven respectively.  It just grates.

Well, it should.  It's completely incorrect.
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2011, 05:14:01 AM »

I say all of them.
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2011, 06:36:16 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 03, 2011, 02:08:19 AM

Quote from: Hrothgar on January 03, 2011, 02:01:25 AM

May the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven bring victory to the Clan MacLeod.

Or if I'm in a less formal mood twenty eleven.

On the other hand, I can't stand it when I've heard Bill O'Reilly refer to last year and this year as two ten and two eleven respectively.  It just grates.

Well, it should.  It's completely incorrect.

Isn't "completely incorrect" a foregone conclusion? It's Bill O'Reilly Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2011, 07:11:19 AM »

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May the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven bring victory to the Clan MacLeod.
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2011, 07:12:14 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 05:54:12 PM

I might start saying twenny elebenty for kicks, though.

or maybe '11 years after Y2K didn't happen'.....
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2011, 07:24:09 AM »

I expect that the switch to saying twenty-whatever will come slowly over the next few years as people decide it "sounds better" for one reason or another. I guarantee you, however, that in 9 years we'll all be saying twentytwenty.
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2011, 02:22:25 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 03, 2011, 07:12:14 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 05:54:12 PM

I might start saying twenny elebenty for kicks, though.

or maybe '11 years after Y2K didn't happen'.....

Funny, I made a Y2K11 post as my last one of 2010 on Facebook.
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2011, 02:41:15 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 02, 2011, 03:48:13 PM

I don't say any of the choices.  I say "Two Thousand Eleven" with no "and" in there.
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