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Two thousand eleven or twenty eleven?

Asked by Seelix (14905points) January 7th, 2011

How do you say 2011? Is it the same as 2010, or did you change the 20 part this year?

Just curious.

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iamthemob's avatar

I’m going to say twenty – elevendy.

tinyfaery's avatar

Twenty eleven. The fewer the words the better.

AmWiser's avatar

Eleven. Even fewer words.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes – - – I’m waffling ! !

Seaofclouds's avatar

Probably two thousand eleven most of the time.

jaytkay's avatar

Two thousand eleven

It sounds better to me

Arbornaut's avatar

Two thousand and eleven is what first comes to my mind.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I switched between “two thousand ten” and “twenty ten” last year, but “twenty eleven” sounds weird to me. I suspect, therefore, that I’ll be saying “two thousand eleven” for the next twelve months unless laziness convinces me I need to drop that extra syllable.

bkcunningham's avatar

I said two thousand ten. I have been saying two thousand eleven. It still doesn’t seem real to me though. The first week of two thousand eleven is nealy gone. Wow. The older you get, the faster it goes.

SamIAm's avatar

Twenty eleven for me… it sounds so futuristic though! Weird.

Austinlad's avatar

Two-thousand eleven is my preference.

marinelife's avatar

Two thousand eleven

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I’m going to bounce back and forth between twenty eleven and two thousand eleven. Did the same in 2010. Doesn’t matter enough to me either way.

blueiiznh's avatar

I am going to waffle back and forth as I did with 2010.
i prefer waffles to pancakes anyway

Supacase's avatar

Two thousand eleven, but I’m with @AmWiser about just saying eleven. I never had to say 1989 – 89 was perfectly fine.

YARNLADY's avatar


zenvelo's avatar

“this year”. also twenty eleven, although it is awkward. I think next year will seal the deal – “twenty-twelve” and then “twenty- whatever”

faye's avatar

@YARNLADY That’s what it’ll be, lol!

SavoirFaire's avatar

@YARNLADY I am thrifty twone percent sure that twennyleven is a real number, but I am slevinty nix percent sure that was a great answer!

downtide's avatar

I’ve said “two thousand and…” ever since the year 2000. It has never occurred to me to call it twenty-ten or twenty-eleven.

JLeslie's avatar

Because of this Q I realize I say two thousand eleven, but I might change to twenty eleven now. I know people who say two oh oh nine, for the early years of the 21st century, I don’t like it. I wonder when we will just use the last two numbers? Like we did during the late 1900’s?

Seelix's avatar

Thanks for all the answers! It seems like we’re pretty evenly split. I was just curious, because I say two thousand eleven but Mr. Fiance says twenty eleven.

@JLeslie – I know a couple of people who say two-oh-eight, two-oh-nine, etc. I thought that was weird.

WhenAllLightDies's avatar

Over here most people say ‘twenty eleven’, but what they don’t realise is that it sounds like they’re saying ‘tweneleven’... It vexes me. I’m terribly vexed.

I say ‘two thousand and eleven’. It just sounds nicer…

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