Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 - how to say it

As the decade starts you will notice a change in how 2010 and subsequent years are said.
Since 2000 the long form has been used - two thousand, two thousand and one, two thousand and two etc.

As there is no central body like the Spanish RAE no written rules exist on how to say dates. 
However,  most people will say twenty ten, twenty eleven which follows the pattern of previous centuries.
According to this article the BBC has 'compliance rules' about how 2010 should be said.

I was sure that I would say twenty ten but I find myself saying two thousand and ten!

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