As the title suggests, people say things differently. In my own birth family, where most of our speaking habits are formed, my mother savagely clung to To-MAH-Toe while the rest of us thought we were ever so sophisticated saying To-MAY-toe, Now we have another dilemma,. We now live in 2010. So how does one say those numbers when speaking of the year in which they live? Do we say twenty ten, or do we say two thousand ten? Do we all have to say the same thing?
I am at a loss. I am not in the habit of saying two thousand whatever. 2000, 2001, 2002….we always said two thousand two, two thousand three, etc. We didn’t say ‘twenty three.’ So what are you contributors going to say? What is correct? Will I sound like a bo-hick if I stubbornly cling to two-thousand ten?