"The least important matter of the new year"
2010: Twenty-Ten, Not Two-Thousand-And-Ten
The web site Twentynot2000.com notes:
Say the year “1810″ out loud. Now say the year “1999″ out loud. See a pattern? It’s been easier, faster, and shorter to say years this way for every decade (except for the one that just ended) instead of saying the number the long way. However, many people are carrying the way they said years from last decade over to this decade as a bad habit. If we don’t fix this now, we’ll be stuck saying years the long way for the next 89 years. Don’t let that happen!
Please use the time you’ll save by not saying “two-thousand-and-ten” to fight AGW. That is all.