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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #31101
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I have a silly question. What year is it now? I mean, it's 2015, but it is "two thousand fifteen" or "twenty-fifteen", or something else?
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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #31102
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In the Netherlands we say 'two thousand fifteen'. I like twenty-fifteen though, but it would raise some eyebrows if you would say that in Dutch.

They also say 'oh-eight' (08 - 2008).
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Old March 25th, 2015, 01:36 PM   #31103
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In informal language in Slovenian it is often said "two-fifteen" or few years ago we said "two-zero-nine"
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #31104
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In informal language in Slovenian it is often said "two-fifteen" or few years ago we said "two-zero-nine"
We say it "two thousand fifteen". As well as in English. Never heard "twenty-fifteen", although "nineteen eighty seven" sounds more natural to me than "one thousand nine hundred eighty seven"
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Old March 25th, 2015, 02:55 PM   #31105
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Btw. a student (approx 22 yrs. old) asked me an amusing question at class I've just finished. I was explaining the common cause of death in Slovakia. The most frequent reason has been diseases of circulation system (about 50 %), followed by cancer (20 %) , accidents, etc.

He raised his hand and asked "what about deaths caused by old age?"
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:12 PM   #31106
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We say it "two thousand fifteen". As well as in English. Never heard "twenty-fifteen", although "nineteen eighty seven" sounds more natural to me than "one thousand nine hundred eighty seven"
I think in English both usages are common.

For instance, talking about the European Scientific program "Horizon 2020", I always hear it pronounced "twenty-twenty", not "two thousand and twenty".
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #31107
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In English I heard both "two thousand and fifteen" and "twenty fifteen". (And I think they are both common) I also found this poll: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/31/po...cnn-poll-2014/

In German you usually can hear "Zweitausendundfünfzehn" and "Zweitausendfünfzehn" which are equivalent to "two thousand and fifteen" and "two thousand fifteen". "Zwanzigfünfzehn" (twenty fifteen) is rarely found, but wouldn't be wrong.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:22 PM   #31108
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I think in English both usages are common.

For instance, talking about the European Scientific program "Horizon 2020", I always hear it pronounced "twenty-twenty", not "two thousand and twenty".
This. 'two thousand and whatever' tends to get used more when talking about something that's happened in the past. eg. before 2012 Olympics people would say 'twenty twelve' but since then its referred as 'two thousand and twelve'.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #31109
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"two thousand X" seemed more common in Canada around 2000, but now "twenty fifteen" is probably 90% of the time what you'd hear

But in French always the whole "deux mille quinze" which isn't so bad. I remember in school they were teaching us "mille neuf cent quatre vingt quatorze" or similar and my eyes glazed over and I thought no such country could accomplish anything wasting so much time on that (in English would always just say "ninety four" for the same thing, LOL)
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Old March 25th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #31110
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In informal language in Slovenian it is often said "two-fifteen" or few years ago we said "two-zero-nine"
I've never heard of "two-zero-nine", only "two-nine".
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:48 AM   #31111
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"two thousand X" seemed more common in Canada around 2000, but now "twenty fifteen" is probably 90% of the time what you'd hear

But in French always the whole "deux mille quinze" which isn't so bad. I remember in school they were teaching us "mille neuf cent quatre vingt quatorze" or similar and my eyes glazed over and I thought no such country could accomplish anything wasting so much time on that (in English would always just say "ninety four" for the same thing, LOL)
"mille neuf cent nonante-quatre" in reasonable French-speaking countries.

Anyhow, just dropped in to offer this:

http://q13fox.com/2015/03/24/cardboa...ool-lane-ruse/
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:50 AM   #31112
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BBC has just fired Jeremy Clarkson.

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The unfairness! Firing someone for punching a subordinate?! What kind of world are we living in?

(Seriously, it's sad, but his own fault.)
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:51 AM   #31113
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Re dates: I say "two thousand," "two thousand and one," and so on up through "two thousand and nine," then "twenty-ten," "twenty-eleven"....
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:51 AM   #31114
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The unfairness! Firing someone for punching a subordinate?! What kind of world are we living in?

(Seriously, it's sad, but his own fault.)
The BBC had no problems with ignoring rape complaints for 40 years...
(search for the Jimmy Savile scandal: first complaints about him were filed in the 70s)
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"mille neuf cent nonante-quatre" in reasonable French-speaking countries.
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Ah yes, la Suisse! If you say "suisse" to a Quebecois he'll think you are talking about a mouse
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #31116
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Et vive la Belgique !
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The BBC had no problems with ignoring rape complaints for 40 years...
(search for the Jimmy Savile scandal: first complaints about him were filed in the 70s)
Two wrongs don't make a right....

People have been banned for less than punching subordinates. (That's a shout-out, in case you missed it.)
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Now that I think of it, someone on Le Monde's forum once told be that "dix-neuf cent..." (nineteen hundred) was more "elegant" in dates than "mille neuf cent..." (one thousand nine hundred), but he may have been full of it. Wouldn't have been the first time....
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:06 AM   #31119
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Two wrongs don't make a right....

People have been banned for less than punching subordinates. (That's a shout-out, in case you missed it.)
Yeah I know, it's just that BCC always have 'hated' Jeremy cause he gives approximately zero fvcks when it comes to offensive jokes, something that the over-politically correct BBC don't like.
The moment I read this I just knew they'd shove him out cause it's the excuse they needed.

James May has already refused to extend his contract at BBC (current contract till end of next month). His Twitter already says 'Former tv-presenter*'. Richard Hammond hasn't said anyhting beyong 'it's complicated' so far.

My prediction is that ITV or FOX or something like that hire all 3 of them and continue the show (probably with another name cause it's most likely copyrighted).

* "Former TV presenter only remembered for saying 'Oh cock'. Or was that the other bloke?" > https://twitter.com/mrjamesmay
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:09 AM   #31120
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I wouldn't put it past Clarkson to have been angling specifically to get the BBC to fire him, start a media circus and get rehired at better pay...

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Now that I think of it, someone on Le Monde's forum once told be that "dix-neuf cent..." (nineteen hundred) was more "elegant" in dates than "mille neuf cent..." (one thousand nine hundred), but he may have been full of it. Wouldn't have been the first time....
I definitely if talking money would say 'dix neuf cent' (but I'd say nineteen hundred also). It just seemed a shock to me at the time in school since they forced us to say it like that and it seemed absurdly complex compared to the Englisch

Anyway Belgique doesn't exactly count as a reasonable country either Mais magnifique quand meme!
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