Apparently, the year Twenty Eleven (2011) is going to be spectacular. Here is a brief description from Wikipedia:
2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday. In the Gregorian calendar, it will be the 2011th year of the Common Era or the Anno Domini designation; the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 2nd of the 2010s decade.
The United Nations should dictate that everyone pronounce 2011 as Twenty Eleven. It would show that the world cares about this travesty of diction.
We can change the world and save ourselves from another 89 years of frustration if we begin adopting the Twenty Eleven terminology in our everyday lives now. Of course, there will be relapses. It’s only natural. But if we persevere and use Twenty Eleven when describing our current year, then we will show others how easy it is to say. They will follow.
Changing the status quo is never easy, but it can be done. Join us on our journey to take a little idea and turn it into the the accepted tradition. Everyone has a stake in this cultural norm and therefore should choose/decide their year pronunciation.
Twenty Eleven speakers, unite!