2010: “Twenty Ten,” Two Thousand Ten” or What?

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an ISDN line on campus and a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus.

Expert:
Dr. Mark Liberman
Director, Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania
Penn Professor of Phonetics and Computer and Information Science

Credentials:
• Co-founder of Penn’s Language Log blog http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2012
• Teaches course on Mathematical Foundations of Language and Communication Sciences

Quote:
“All around the English-speaking world, pundits are wondering in print about how to pronounce the year 2010. Is it ‘twenty ten’ or ‘two thousand ten’ or ‘two thousand and ten’ or what? The conclusion is usually ‘twenty ten,’ for one reason or another.”