2010 - Pronouncing 2010 and Subsequent Years

Pronouncing 2010 and Subsequent Years

Among experts and the general public, there is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century should be pronounced in English. The year 2010 is pronounced either "two thousand (and) ten", or "two thousand ten" or "twenty ten". 2010 was the first year to have a wide variation in pronunciation, as the years 2000–09 were generally pronounced "two thousand (and one, two, three, etc....") or "two thousand (one, two, three, etc.") as opposed to the less common "twenty oh...."

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