# How will we abbreviate the year verbally after 2009?

#### dug777

##### Lifer
:beer:

Pointless but nevertheless vital questions like this aside, I hope we smash the bloody Welsh in Cardiff tonight

#### SinfulWeeper

##### Diamond Member
Never thought about that. Saying 10-60's would suck.

Lets move to stardates. kk thx.

#### soonerproud

##### Golden Member
Simple

10 - One Oh
11 - One One
12 - One Two

I think you get the point.

#### dug777

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: soonerproud
Simple

10 - One Oh
11 - One One
12 - One Two

I think you get the point.
We never said 'nine nine' did we?

#### soonerproud

##### Golden Member
Originally posted by: dug777
Originally posted by: soonerproud
Simple

10 - One Oh
11 - One One
12 - One Two

I think you get the point.
We never said 'nine nine' did we?
No, but we do say oh-one oh-two etc etc. So the logic continues with the teens that the easiest way to say it is one-oh, one-two etc etc. Teen-oh, teen-one just does not sound as good as one-oh, one-two.

When we hit the twenties it will then progress to twenty, twenty-one, etc, etc.

#### dug777

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: soonerproud
Originally posted by: dug777
Originally posted by: soonerproud
Simple

10 - One Oh
11 - One One
12 - One Two

I think you get the point.
We never said 'nine nine' did we?
No, but we do say oh-one oh-two etc etc. So the logic continues with the teens that the easiest way to say it is one-oh, one-two etc etc. Teen-oh, teen-one just does not sound as good as one-oh, one-two.

When we hit the twenties it will then progress to twenty, twenty-one, etc, etc.
I like the sound of 'teen-oh'

#### Thegonagle

##### Diamond Member
I'd say one-oh or twenty-ten, then move on to eleven, twelve, thirteen, etc. Seems most natural to me.

#### soonerproud

##### Golden Member
Originally posted by: dug777
[I like the sound of 'teen-oh'

LOL

Personally I like just plain old ten, eleven and so on. I also prefer saying seven, eight and nine. :evil: I just don't see the need people have to say the same thing using two words instead of one. But more than likely most people will carry on with the two word descriptions of the years out of habit.

#### Schfifty Five

twenty ten FTW.

##### Lifer
there arent enough syllables in eleven, twelve etc. thats why it feels odd.

#### overst33r

##### Diamond Member
oh ten, oh eleven, oh twelve '010 '011 '012

#### JRich

##### Platinum Member
I'll say "2010" not to sound like a complete dork.

#### RichUK

##### Lifer
Two thousand and ten?

#### Staples

##### Diamond Member
Have we even agreed upon a name for this decade?

#### pmoa

##### Platinum Member
I was thinking twenty-ten and twenty-eleven

#### Engineer

##### Elite Member
Originally posted by: mariok2006
oh ten, oh eleven, oh twelve '010 '011 '012
BINGO.

#### dawnbug

##### Golden Member
Originally posted by: mariok2006
oh ten, oh eleven, oh twelve '010 '011 '012
Someone asked when my credit card expired and I said '010'. This was followed by, "I mean, '10'.... I mean, 2010."

#### Agentbolt

##### Diamond Member
Have we even agreed upon a name for this decade?
Exactly, we need to figure this out first before we worry about 3 years from now. What're we doing with this, calling this decade the Aughts? The Os? Someone needs to make a decision.

#### A Casual Fitz

##### Diamond Member
Originally posted by: Agentbolt
Have we even agreed upon a name for this decade?
Exactly, we need to figure this out first before we worry about 3 years from now. What're we doing with this, calling this decade the Aughts? The Os? Someone needs to make a decision.
I'd just call it the 2000s, but after 2009 definitely go for teen-oh.

#### dug777

##### Lifer
Originally posted by: Engineer
Originally posted by: mariok2006
oh ten, oh eleven, oh twelve '010 '011 '012
BINGO.
That's just completely stupid...

The 'oh' is completely redundant.

#### Indolent

##### Platinum Member
Originally posted by: RichUK
Two thousand and ten?

That's not an abbreviation...

Twenty-ten

#### Auric

##### Diamond Member
"In the year of Our Lord two-thousand ten. Bless-ed be his name. Amen."

Short version: leave out the "Bless-ed be his name".... at your peril!

#### imported_Baloo

##### Golden Member
probably the same way it was done after the years 10, 110, 210, 310, 410, 510, 610, 710, 810, 910, 1010, 1110 etc, etc. It's been done many times before. It will seem natural very quickly.