I'm Saying It Wrong

People have been questioning the correct pronunciation lately of 2010. I've been saying two thousand ten. My reasoning is that I said two thousand and nine and so on.

On the radio this morning they were talking about this very question and had people send in their thoughts and answers.

Apparently I've been saying it wrong. Who would have thought? The correct pronunciation is twenty-ten. The reason being it was the 18th century and the 19th century, so clearly twenty would come next, not two thousand. Makes sense but it sounds funny to me. I guess I'll have to change because I don't like saying something that isn't correct. Especially since I know the correct way.

I wiki'd it, so you can check out all the info here. Now we all need to make sure everyone else is saying it correctly so we sound better too!!


Grandma and Grandpa said...

That makes sense. Twenty-ten it is.

Queen Bee said...

twenty-ten is shorter to say, at least! (i've been saying it incorrectly too)

Laura ♥ said...

I so agree with you on it sounding funny! Thanks for this info.