By Judy Garrison
Some may suggest we just let the chips fall where they may, and to each his own. But I think we should plan ahead, come to consensus even. We’ve got 11 whole months to mull this one over. This is an issue one could feel definitive and conclusive about. Not like worrying about how to invest our dwindling savings. How satisfying that could be.
I predict that “twenty ten”, only 3 syllables, will win over “two thousand ten” which has 4. We couldn’t say “twenty nine” this year for obvious reasons (like we couldn’t say “twenty one” for 2001 and so on), and no one in my hearing ever said “aught nine” like a lot of folks did in the last century. Just saying “nine” or “ten” doesn’t provide enough information to alert the listener that a year is being referred to. So, I repeat, let’s raise our glasses to “twenty ten”! Let’s hear from those with other ideas.~