Nico (vilakins) wrote,
Nico
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Weather warning, and year terminology

I just heard there's an extreme weather warning out for southern England (and Wales too, presumably) with the worst snow in 50 years. I hope all of you and your animals will be safe over there.

On a completely unrelated topic, what are people calling this year? I'm saying twenty-ten, not the bulky two-thousand-and-ten (or two-thousand-ten). Say these out loud:
1710
1811
1912.

So this year follows the pattern. The last decade was an anomaly because of 2000 being two thousand and not twenty-hundred, but I hope people go back to the simpler and shorter standard naming from now on.

[Edit] Besides, the old time-tested system breaks years nicely into centuries.
I've been told that 1000-1009 are also different, but it's ten-ten, ten-eleven etc from 1010 onwards. Yep.

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