Twenty Eleven chosen as trend of 2011

The Global Language Monitor blog has predicted that Twenty Eleven will be one of the top words in 2011.

Projected Top Words of 2011 Rank / Word / CommentsHAPPY BOKEH NEW YEAR!photo © 2008 Amir Kuckovic | more info (via: Wylio)

1. Twenty-Eleven – The English-speaking world has finally agreed on a common designation for the year: Twenty-eleven far outstrips ‘two thousand eleven’ in the spoken language. This is welcome relief from the decade-long confusion over how to pronounce 2001, 2001, 2003, etc.

This is fantastic news for the cause and needs to be put in front of every broadcast executive so they can rule that Twenty Eleven is the correct pronunciation of 2011.


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One Response to Twenty Eleven chosen as trend of 2011

  1. Turns out this was all Stanley Kubrick’s fault.
    According to The Stanley Kubrick archives, in the press release for his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, film director Stanley Kubrick included specific instructions for journalists to refer to the movie as “two thousand and one” instead of the commonplace pronunciation of “twenty-oh-one”. Kubrick said he did this in the hope that if the film became popular, it would influence the pronunciation of that year.

    It was all downhill after that …

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