When you rang in the new year last week, if you exclaimed “twenty ten” – you were among the majority of the world that has decided twenty ten is the way to say our current year and all years to come. In a movement championed by those like the website Twentynot2000.com, the more “Twitter-esque” twenty ten illustrates the current lean toward verbal brevity and 140-character language. From the website:
Say the year “1810” out loud. Now say the year “1999” out loud. See a pattern? It’s been easier, faster, and shorter to say years this way for every decade (except for the one that just ended) instead of saying the number the long way. However, many people are carrying the way they said years from last decade over to this decade as a bad habit. If we don’t fix this now, we’ll be stuck saying years the long way for the next 89 years. Don’t let that happen!
Whether you take the long our short route when saying the new year, IMAGES is glad to say WELCOME TO 2010! Resolve to do something new, step out of your comfort zone, and embrace the diversity in us all!