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Subject: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: 90s Guy on 01/25/16 at 3:29 pm

What do you call this year?

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Ripley on 01/25/16 at 3:32 pm

Two Thousand Sixteen. I always say it all.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 3:37 pm

Either!

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/25/16 at 4:20 pm

Two Thousand Sixteen

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/25/16 at 4:31 pm

Twenty-Sixteen

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/16 at 5:04 pm


What do you call this year?
Could be a poll for this?

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Howard on 01/25/16 at 5:07 pm


Twenty-Sixteen


I agree.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Ripley on 01/25/16 at 5:39 pm


Could be a poll for this?

Yeah makes since

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Toon on 01/25/16 at 5:43 pm

20-16 (Twenty Sixteen). A bit weird to say the whole thing. Although by 2020 it's predicted that most would just say "Twenty Twenty" instead of "Two Thousand Twenty".

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: 2001 on 01/25/16 at 6:24 pm

After 2009, I say Twenty-whatever. Twenty-sixteen for me.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: violet_shy on 01/25/16 at 6:33 pm

Twenty- sixteen

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/25/16 at 7:22 pm

2000-2009: Two-Thousand and

2010-2099: Twenty-

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Toon on 01/25/16 at 8:46 pm


2000-2009: Two-Thousand and

2010-2099: Twenty-


I will admit that due to saying "Twenty-" so often that even with the 2000s I would say it like that. For example instead of saying "Two Thousand and six" I'd sometimes end up saying "Twenty oh six". Like how for the year 1905 people would say "Nineteen oh five".

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: 2001 on 01/25/16 at 9:11 pm


I will admit that due to saying "Twenty-" so often that even with the 2000s I would say it like that. For example instead of saying "Two Thousand and six" I'd sometimes end up saying "Twenty oh six". Like how for the year 1905 people would say "Nineteen oh five".


Does that ever trip anyone up?  ;D if someone said "Twenty oh six" to me I think I'd have to pause and think.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Toon on 01/25/16 at 9:34 pm


Does that ever trip anyone up?  ;D if someone said "Twenty oh six" to me I think I'd have to pause and think.


It does at times. They would sometimes goes "wait what year?". Then after a few seconds they'll understand what year I mentioned.  ;) The only year that I constantly refer to as "Two-Thousand" is the year 2000 itself. Although I do call it Y2K at times. But everything else after 2000 I'd sometimes refer to as "Twenty oh one " or "Twenty oh nine ".

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/26/16 at 12:42 am

I would say twenty sixteen, because that's what they say on television; in my native language it would be two thousand sixteen though; anyone saying twenty sixteen would be very weird here.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 7:41 am


I would say twenty sixteen, because that's what they say on television; in my native language it would be two thousand sixteen though; anyone saying twenty sixteen would be very weird here.


In French you would say 1994 like "One thousand nine hundred and ninety four"  ;D

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/26/16 at 11:00 am

I've heard news anchors sometimes say twenty then the year from 2000-2009 like "twenty oh 6". It's odd but I've heard it. I always say Twenty-whatever for years 2010 and after.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/26/16 at 2:32 pm

Twenty-Sixteen.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/27/16 at 5:12 pm

16' Straight up

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/27/16 at 9:58 pm

The number reads at 20-16. So I read it as I see it. Twenty-sixteen.

One funny thing I noticed was that I had a tendency last year to say every year of the 10s as twenty except 2011 in which I would say two thousand-. Lately it feels natural to say twenty-eleven, leading me to believe we pronounce years as we hear them most often, even if subconsciously.


16' Straight up

I actually don't hear abbreviations in everyday speech for 2010s years like for the 90s or even the 00s.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/27/16 at 10:15 pm


The number reads at 20-16. So I read it as I see it. Twenty-sixteen.

One funny thing I noticed was that I had a tendency last year to say every year of the 10s as twenty except 2011 in which I would say two thousand-. Lately it feels natural to say twenty-eleven, leading me to believe we pronounce years as we hear them most often, even if subconsciously.
I actually don't hear abbreviations in everyday speech for 2010s years like for the 90s or even the 00s.


Like I said before

From 2000-2009, everybody said two thousand....

Since 2010-present, everybody says twenty....

It's not hard at all unless you've been lost somewhere for 6 years straight.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/27/16 at 11:40 pm


Like I said before

From 2000-2009, everybody said two thousand....

Since 2010-present, everybody says twenty....

It's not hard at all unless you've been lost somewhere for 6 years straight.

Not quite as I'm still hearing two thousand far too often. I've paid attention since mid-last year and can say that the divide was almost 50/50.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/16 at 8:44 am


Not quite as I'm still hearing two thousand far too often. I've paid attention since mid-last year and can say that the divide was almost 50/50.
If we had a poll on this topic, we would know.

Subject: Re: Twenty-Sixteen, or Two-Thousand Sixteen?

Written By: Toon on 01/28/16 at 1:38 pm


Not quite as I'm still hearing two thousand far too often. I've paid attention since mid-last year and can say that the divide was almost 50/50.


From 2011 onward I mostly heard "Twenty-" than "Two thousand and". Maybe it's just the areas we live in or something. For me it's been a 70/30 split. But hey who knows. I can only judge things from my own area that I live in.

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