How do YOU pronounce 2002?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Just got to thinking about this tonight. I've been watching TechTV a little the past few days, and they're all pronouncing it "twenty-oh-two".

It sounds funny to me, everyone I know (and I'm sure everyone I've heard on TV so far) just calls it plain old "two-thousand-and-two".

How do you guys say it?


  • Reply 1 of 14
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    Two Thousand Two
  • Reply 1 of 14
    The fact that the year 2001 is over, hasn't really hit me yet, I don't really care

    but I'm sure I'll just pronounce it "this year" when the time comes until then how about "two hundred juxtaposed to a two"

    edit- I wrote juxtaposed to a one

    [ 12-28-2001: Message edited by: Wrong Robot ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 14
    "twenty-oh-two" people are like people call radio station frequencies "one-oh-seven-dot-five" instead of "....point-five."
  • Reply 4 of 14
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I say two-thousand two. No "and" either.

    What I'm wondering is: what do we call this decade? The "oh's"? The tens? Come to think of it, I can't think of how anyone says the first decade of the 1900's (1900-1910) either. The closest I can think of is "the turn of the century."
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  • Reply 6 of 14
    aries 1baries 1b Posts: 1,009member
    Twenty -Oh-Two. Sounds non-Kubrickian and Sci-Fi-ish.

    One thousand nine hundred eighty three? Nope. Nineteen eighty three.

    I'd call this decade the twenty hundreds.
  • Reply 7 of 14
    Two Thousand and Two. I say dates after 2009 the "other way." Example: 2017 is Twenty-Seventeen.

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  • Reply 8 of 14
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    two thousand and two.

    The real question is the decade.

    You had the

    70's or senveties

    80's or eighties

    90's or ninties etc

    what are we in now? The 00's or zeros?

    The new millenium is too long. In ten years would we be in the teens?
  • Reply 9 of 14
    Goofed up here, see my next post. Hey moderator! How do you remove this thing. Its embarrising. It's like I don't know how to post something.

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  • Reply 10 of 14
    I say .....





    2K4 on and so forth.

    As for the decade.....

    Decade 1

    ....I just made it up but it sounds cool and think, when I am old and grey it will sound like a cool thing to have been around in DECADE 1!

  • Reply 11 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:

    <strong>I say two-thousand two. No "and" either.

    What I'm wondering is: what do we call this decade? The "oh's"? The tens? Come to think of it, I can't think of how anyone says the first decade of the 1900's (1900-1910) either. The closest I can think of is "the turn of the century."</strong><hr></blockquote>

    we SHOULD call it the OTs

    spread the word
  • Reply 12 of 14
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Explaining to my grandchildren:

    "When *I* was just leaving college in twenty-OT-two, we still had to touch the computer to make it work. Oooooooh, we had crude software that you could talk to and it'd type out stuff for you, but most of the time we used a thing called a keyboard, and another called a mouse.

    "See this keyboard had little buttons for each letter of the alphabet -- the old alphabet (indulging here) -- and a great many people used both hands in punching out words into the computer. We'd also use that mouse thing to point a little arrow on the screen -- I'll tell you about those screens in a minute -- and click on little pictures called ICONS.

    "Now this here screen wasn't like them new-fangled 3-dimensional holo-displays like you have now. Noooooo, they were '2-D' and were limited to millions of colors. Worst thing was the older models used to shoot electrons onto a sheet of glass to get a picture. Nasty, really.

    "That was a dark time in computer history, too. There was all this competition and discussion about processor chips. See, we hadn't figured out Linear Optical Induction yet (again, indulging), so computer makers kept coming out with these faster and faster chips that would ultimately reach a stopping point in upgrade potential. What was the one that Apple used...oh yes, the G5. Darned lot of discussion about that before it came out -- I'll tell you about that another time so as not to bore you, boy.

    "But the kicker, is there used to be this distinction among computers. See, when the personal computer was just getting going, there was this company called Microsoft. After a while, people got sick of their operating systems shutting down, locking up, and just being crappy all the time. Meanwhile, Apple Computer was developing the 'next generation operating system' that everything's based on today. 'Course, that was when it was still version 10. Now, they're up to what, 47? Anyhoo, wow...Microsoft. I darned near forgot they ever existed after the government disbanned them...."

    We could only hope.

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  • Reply 13 of 14
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I say two thousand and two.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    By the way, this belongs in Apple Outsider. You'll find it there.
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