My most heavily discussed topic with friends so far this year is all about semantics (again).
2010. How do you say it? In keeping with what seems to be the most widely accepted practice so far this century, we could call it Two Thousand Ten, but I’m not feeling it. Many syllables, no real sense of flow to it. Charlie Gibson has been doing the Twenty Oh One, Twenty Oh Two thing since… well, since 2001 (not sure what he did with 2000). I think it’s time we all pick up the trend. Twenty Ten – I’ve been advocating it all year.
So imagine my relief when the AP, the same organization that insists that a website/web site is actually a Web site and can’t figure out if the grass behind my house is my backyard or my back yard, announced on Twitter that they are also advocating Twenty Ten. Get on board, folks. (EDIT: Maybe calling the Associated Press an organization would be incorrect. It refers to itself as a cooperative.)
Now we just need to figure out how to refer to the last decade…