Coming off of “two thousand nine,” you’ll probably say “two thousand ten.” In fact, 4 out of 5 YouTube videos have people pronouncing it that way.
But you would be wrong, so wrong, according to the National Association of Good Grammar.“NAGG has decided to step in and decree that (2010) should officially be pronounced ‘twenty ten,’ and all subsequent years should be pronounced as ‘twenty eleven,’ ‘twenty twelve,’ etc.,” proclaims the association’s news release.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/01/MN621BB41U.DTL
Have a look at the following video to see how the New Year is celebrated around the world:
And now the fireworks display celebrating 2010, from the heart of London: Big Ben, the London Eye, Somerset House and Embankment.