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Stop saying "Two Thousand."

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Ambulocetus

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The best thing - and probably the only good thing - about reaching the year 2010 is that we can finally stop saying "two thousand" every time we talk about the year.

It is, then, both surprising and aggravating to hear people saying the Olympics are coming in "two thousand and ten," and referring to the movie 2012 as "two thousand and twelve." It's "twenty ten" and "twenty twelve."

When people ask you when the Canucks made their last appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, do you say "one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four?" No, because that would be stupid.

When people ask you what was the year of confederation, do you say "one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven?" No, because you didn't pay attention in school and you have no idea. But if you did know, you'd just say "eighteen sixty-seven."

So, to recap:

Two thousand = difficult, awkward, pointless and stupid

Twenty = easy, tidy, sensible, and smart

Thanks.

And to those who complain that I never talk about hockey, this is very much a hockey issue, as I expect Daniel Sedin to set the example and lead the way in this.

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Actually, can't we just start saying '10, '11, etc like when we used to say '82 and '94?

Well, you can't start that until '20.

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' When people ask you what was the year of confederation, do you say "one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven?" No, because you didn't pay attention in school and you have no idea. But if you did know, you'd just say "eighteen sixty-seven." '

Best line, by far. Something I realized, though - a lot of people accidentally say "two-ten" when they're trying to say "twenty-ten," most likely because they're used to saying "two-thousand and nine." Oh, well - one will only have to get used to it, I guess.

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What page - subsection - paragraph of the rulebook is that on?

It's about 5 lines down from the one about saying "two thousand."

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I have no problem with moving to 'twenty', but saying two thousand isn't quite like saying one thousand nine hundred, we currently don't have a hundred to worry about in the year.

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I know personally, I catch myself saying both "two-thousand twelve" and "twenty-twelve" at times. People will say what they want, but I see the OP's point....sorta. It's really not a big deal, this is a new day and age and if people want to say it a different way than it's been done before, they will do just that.

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