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The Biggest Question of the New Year

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Though I’ve heard a few people refer to the year 2009 as “twenty-oh-nine,” I don’t know anyone personally who’s ever said that. Every verbal mention I’ve ever heard of this year has been “two-thousand-nine” or the technically-inaccurate “two-thousand and nine,”&nbsp which in mathematics could be construed as 2000.9.

(Another reason why math makes me crazy.)

But 2010 is a different situation.

We’re out of the “zeroes,”&nbsp so now using the “twenty” instead of the “two-thousand,” to many, doesn’t sound so strange.

So what will you call this upcoming new year: two-thousand ten or twenty-ten?

For me, the jury’s still out, although I think I’m leaning towards the latter. What about you?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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  • Two-thousand ten. Twenty-ten sounds weird to me, although I may start using it anyway in telephone conversations, like when verifying account info or whatnot, if it becomes commonplace.

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