How do YOU pronounce 2002?
Reply 21 of 37
December 29, 2001 2:20PM
two-thousand two (sometimes with the interceding "and").
those who say "twenty-oh-two" sound to me like those trying to apply the convention of previous centuries (nineteen-oh-three, nineteen-eighty-seven, etc.) to the new date convention, and it just comes off sounding wrong. course, who knows what they were saying a thousand years ago, so maybe it'll stick.
i just wish i could live to see the the NEXT century... modern medicine, you have approximately 50-60 years to make that dream a reality (before my person will probably be too worn out to continue much further, regardless of technology or medicine).
ah, well, i digress...
Reply 22 of 37
December 29, 2001 4:26PM
I must have missed the New Date Convention.
When was it held?
Reply 23 of 37
December 29, 2001 6:45PM
Ok for me:
1999 - "Nineteen Ninety Nine"
2000 - "Two Thousand"
2001 - "Two Thousand One"
2002 - "Twenty Oh Two"
(104.1 - "One Oh Four Point One")
I don't know why but recently I have been saying "Twenty Oh Two" it just sounds more right. You don't say "Nine Hundred Ninety Nine," do you?
I would call this decade the "Twenty Hundreds". Most of the time I refer to 1900-1910 as the "Nineteen Hundreds," So I guess that works best. However I've also noticed that some of my history book have referred to the period from 1900-1919, simply as "Pre-1920's" or "Turn of the century".
Whatever floats your boat I guess, I think most people are smart enough to figure it out whatever you call it.
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Reply 24 of 37
December 30, 2001 4:47PM
2002 = aught two
Reply 25 of 37
December 30, 2001 6:28PM
dos mil y dos
Twenty-Oh-Two is stupid.
Spanish is the way of the future. It's sexier.
Reply 26 of 37
December 31, 2001 3:52PM
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>dos mil y dos
Twenty-Oh-Two is stupid.
Spanish is the way of the future. It's sexier.</strong><hr></blockquote>
You've been hanging with the ethics too much again sir
although i am saving my teatro en casa box cuz it sounds svelte even if that isn't a word.
Reply 27 of 37
January 1, 2002 10:56AM
Well, the year is too early to tell you what I've become accustomed to saying. But so far, it looks to be two-thousand-and-two.
Of course, last millennium we might say "nineteen-ninety-nine" instead of "nineteen-hundred-and-ninety-nine," but this year we might say two-thousand-and-two instead of twenty-oh-two, because... well, I think the general public likes to pronounce the year with five or more syllables. We're all used to it. Anything less seems strange, abrupt, and unusual.
Anyway, this decade is the Aughts, as far as I'm concerned. The next one can be the Teens, and then we can move into the roaring Twenties.
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Reply 28 of 37
January 1, 2002 12:23PM
Two thousand and two.
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."
Some people in England are saying it might be referred to as the 'naughties' (lots of noughts + also lots of naughtiness going on this decade - apparantly) Bad pun and I don't like it personally.
Reply 29 of 37
January 1, 2002 12:30PM
Already I'm starting to like Twenty-Oh-Two. Hmm.
Reply 30 of 37
sir mac o' the isles
January 2, 2002 6:58AM
It has tae be 'two-thoosand-and-two AD': it has a certain gravitas. There is great danger in no' giving the year the respect it deserves and tae refer tae it by the mare glib 'twenty-oh-two' is tae risk the wrath o' the primordial time-forces which like respect.
Beware lest in the midst o' oor over-familiarity the year turn upon us wi' iron jaws, maul us, toss us up in the air and generally hae it's way wi' us. Dinnae be fooled by 2002's baby-like disguise. It will soon grow up wi' big strong muscles and teeth, and a fiery temper as like as not.
Brithers and sisters; ye hae been warned!
Reply 31 of 37
January 2, 2002 6:59AM
Hey Mac. Better get in chat while you can. Kate's there now.
Reply 32 of 37
January 2, 2002 8:57AM
deux mille deux
Reply 33 of 37
January 3, 2002 10:08PM
2002 = Twenty-two
Easy to say, and confuses everybody
Reply 34 of 37
January 4, 2002 3:24AM
I say Two Thousand Two, but maybe I'll try out Twenty-Oh-Two.
As far as the decade, I say "The Two Thousands". The next decade will be the Tens, then the...etc
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Reply 35 of 37
January 4, 2002 4:31AM
I think I'll say TWO OH! OH! TWO. It sounds quite sexy.
Ok maybe not.