Think 20

Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 09:35:20 MST

What year is it? Two thousand one, or twenty-oh-one? Sooner or later
we have to stop saying two thousand and start saying twenty.

For now, both are four syllables. But once we get to 2010, twenty-ten
is only 3 syllables while two thousand ten is four. At least by then
we must have switched to saying twenty.

Why not take the leap now? Get in the habit of naming years with twenty.
This is twenty-oh-one, next year is twenty-oh-two, and so on. You'll be
ahead of the crowd.


P.S. Another advantage of twenty is that you won't be tempted to say
two thousand and one.

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