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Cisco
11-19-2008, 08:51 PM
I've seen it 3 or 4 times recently. Still seems far off but it's only just a little more than a year away now. This should be interesting.

And while we're at it - what are you calling it? In keeping with the new millenium so far, I've been referring to it as "oh-ten", but some people think this sounds a little weird.

Cisco
11-19-2008, 10:08 PM
:smack::smack::smack:

I just noticed that I made a typo of the mistake that is supposed to be in the OP. No wonder no one has responded to such a mundane and obvious statement. It's supposed to read:

I'm already seeing people abbreviate 2010 as '00

Could a mod please fix?

Q.E.D.
11-19-2008, 10:09 PM
Why would anyone abbreviate 2010 as '00? That makes no sense at all.

Marley23
11-19-2008, 10:13 PM
That's actually my bad, Cisco- I was sure you made a typo in the OP because I couldn't understand how 2010 would become '00. I still can't, actually. But I should've asked you.

Cisco
11-19-2008, 10:19 PM
Why would anyone abbreviate 2010 as '00? That makes no sense at all.

I don't know -- it's either a typo or they're thinking backwards somehow - but I've seen it enough already that I think it might end up being a common typo/mistake. Maybe because we've been writing '0X for almost 9 years now?

lissener
11-19-2008, 10:21 PM
Seen it you say? Cite?

Marley23
11-19-2008, 10:23 PM
I could see '010. But '00?

Cisco
11-19-2008, 10:28 PM
Seen it you say? Cite?

Two Myspace bullentins (by different people) and a private email, and I feel like I've seen it one other place but I can't recall at the moment. I'm not saying it makes any sense to me; it doesn't. But my cousin's wedding definitely isn't happening in the spring of 2000.

Sunspace
11-19-2008, 10:39 PM
I've started to use expressions like "the teens" and "the twenties". Example: "Most of the subway projects are supposed to finish in the mid-teens, but knowing how people talk and talk and drag things out here, they probably won't get finished until the twenties..."

Although 'mid-teens' tends to make people think of temperature...

kenner116
11-19-2008, 10:50 PM
Maybe we're in some crazy daylight savings time right now, and in 2010 we'll set our calendars ten years back to 2000. We can celebrate by reenacting the Florida election fiasco and we'll all downgrade to Windows 2000 (or Windows Me if you're feeling masochistic).

Enginerd
11-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Although 'mid-teens' tends to make people think of temperature...
I sure hope you're working in Celsius!

Sunspace
11-20-2008, 12:05 AM
I sure hope you're working in Celsius!Either, really, depending on the time of year.

bit24sh0cker
11-20-2008, 12:08 AM
It's real weird when you give the expiration date and say the year "10." It's bizarre, but it's coming. Time flies when you're having fun.

psycat90
11-20-2008, 12:13 AM
I see it pretty much every day at work (vintage/budget forecasts, etc.) As '10.

I pronounce it as 'oh-10.'

Cisco
11-20-2008, 12:18 AM
Are we going to say oh-twelve, oh-thirteen, all the way until we get to twenty (twenty-twenty?)? What did they say in 1913? (The people I remember talking to as a kid who were alive back then always said Nineteen-and-thirteen, but I doubt they talked sooooo slooooowww and de.lib.er.ate.ly in that year.)

Jelymag
11-20-2008, 09:00 AM
I'm hoping "Twenty-ten" will catch on for the whole year. "Oh-ten" sounds stupid. The kids here at school who are scheduled to graduate that year call themselves "The class of one-oh."

Borborygmi
11-20-2008, 09:05 AM
I haven't been this confused about a thread since way back in 19θ.

Cisco
11-20-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm hoping "Twenty-ten" will catch on for the whole year. "Oh-ten" sounds stupid.
I already know I'm going to have that Bad Religion song stuck in my head all year, "ten in twenty-ten! ten in twenty-ten!"

Sunspace
11-20-2008, 12:14 PM
Aren't we already saying 'twenty-ten'? 'Twenty-sixteen'? 'Twenty-twenty-five'?

It's things like 'twenty-oh-eight' that never quite caught on.

UncleRojelio
11-20-2008, 12:19 PM
Sometime just before the year 2000 I quit abbreviating the year in both written and spoken form. Since I am planning on living forever, it seemed to be the best way reduce ambiguity in the chronicling of my future decades and centuries.

Sigmagirl
11-20-2008, 12:42 PM
Are school kids saying aught? As "I'm in Class of Aught Nine"? 'Cause I totally would. But I'm a spaz.

jali
11-20-2008, 12:46 PM
I want to owe somebody 10 and have to pay them 00... (no, not really - I don't like to borrow) -

Is this some kind of "Back to The Future" thingie I just don't get?

NinjaChick
11-20-2008, 01:01 PM
I haven't been this confused about a thread since way back in 19θ.
Ah, nineteen theta squared, one of the best years of my life.

(Also, if you Google 19θ, you get some fascinating results.)

Captain Carrot
11-20-2008, 01:48 PM
I haven't been this confused about a thread since way back in 19θ.

But she's still, preoccupared, with 19, 19, 19θ.

Borborygmi
11-20-2008, 01:59 PM
(Also, if you Google 19θ, you get some fascinating results.)Yow. It's like watching Google get the dry heaves!

whole bean
11-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Two Myspace bullentins (by different people) and a private email, and I feel like I've seen it one other place but I can't recall at the moment. I'm not saying it makes any sense to me; it doesn't. But my cousin's wedding definitely isn't happening in the spring of 2000.

No offense, but "I'm already seeing people abbreviate 2010 as '00" should have read "I read stuff written by dumbasses." That you've read three things written by dumbasses doesn't portend trends in the abreviation of 2010.

Mods - if I am not allowed to call non-SDMB people dumbasses in MPSIMS, I apologize in advance.