In my household a great debate is raging: is the current year pronounced “twenty-ten” or “two-thousand-ten”?
The men in my family (that being me and my 6-year-old son) vote “twenty-ten”.
The women (my wife, three oldest daughters and probably my 6-month-old daughter too) vote “two-thousand-ten”.
They claim that “twenty-ten” sounds “weird”. I say that “two-thousand-ten” sounds like a number, not a year.
Is this a gender issue? Or perhaps my son just joined with me because I was all alone in my defense and he felt sorry for me.
Feel free to weigh in on this vital issue. If the consensus is that it should be “twenty-ten”, I’ll know my wife is crazy. If the consensus is that it should be “two-thousand-ten”, I’ll know that my readers are.