Saturday, June 6

when did twenty become two thousand?

why do we say "two thousand nine" when for as long as any of us can remember we've been saying "fourteen ninety-two" and "seventeen seventy-six" even "nineteen o-one" so why did we start saying "two thousand one" instead of "twenty o-one?" I honestly wonder if the movie and book 2001: a space odyssey didn't have something to do with this strange happening
anyway, here's to betting we get back to our roots when 2010 comes around. you'd sound very odd saying "two thousand ten" more odd than "two thousand five"

1 comment:

  1. Josh and Tom are talking about that exact same thing on the Rangers game right now! ha! weird.