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Old 11-16-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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2019: Twenty-nineteen or Two thousand-nineteen?

How do you say 2019? And where do you live?

Everyone here says two thousand nineteen, but it's kind of awkward. I note that anything British I hear is 20-19.

I hope to hell we can all say 20-20 -two-thousand-twenty would probably do me in.

And will George Benson's 1985 hit re-enter the charts?
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:22 AM   #2
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Twenty twenty for sure.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:45 AM   #3
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Another vote for twenty-twenty.

That said, the dire local radio station Mix96 was playing in the waiting area at the health centre when I was there with Dad earlier this week.

The traffic and travel bod came on and referred to the A4010 (a local road) as the forty-ten. Has a similar effect to the scraping of finger nails on a blackboard.

I've only ever heard it spoken as 'A four oh one oh'.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:55 AM   #6
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:03 PM   #8
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:02 PM   #9
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I've heard both around me and on tv. I mainly say twenty nineteen.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:54 PM   #10
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What? Urrbody else just answered half the questions, I just chose the other half.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:13 PM   #11
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:17 AM   #12
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How do you say 2019? And where do you live?

Everyone here says two thousand nineteen, but it's kind of awkward. I note that anything British I hear is 20-19.

I hope to hell we can all say 20-20 -two-thousand-twenty would probably do me in.

And will George Benson's 1985 hit re-enter the charts?
It's 20-19 hereabouts. I'm rooting 20-20.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:24 AM   #13
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1920 was nineteen twenty, so 2020 must be twenty twenty. Can you see it? Is it clear? Which is better, two thousand twenty or twenty twenty. Sorry - Optical humor

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Old 11-18-2019, 10:44 AM   #14
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Yeah, cuz twenty twenty is already in the lexicon as it relates to vision, so that's what people will say. I think I mostly say two thousand nineteen this year... Or just '19.
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:00 PM   #15
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1901 was obviously "nineteen-oh-one" because it was too hard to say "one thousand nine hundred oh one"

But in 2001, we said "two thousand one" because "twenty oh-one" sounded weird and didn't save us any syllables. Plus there was that movie, and it was pronounced "two thousand one" which got us in the habit decades ago. And we've just continued the nomenclature. Once we hit 2010 we should have switched over to "twenty ten" but inertia had set in.

I'm expecting us to switch to "twenty" instead of "two thousand" in 2020 even though there is nothing that makes 2020 special numerically. My son graduates in 2020, and his whole graduating class has been referring to it as "twenty-twenty" since he was a freshman 4 years ago. So I bet we all make the switch then if we haven't already.
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