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Thankfully, I don’t make my living on converting English speakers to say Twenty Eleven rather than Two Thousand Eleven. The process for the switchover has been slow…painfully slow. What’s weird is that some people say it, usually when they think … Continue reading
Only one week into the new year and I already feel as though the quest to have everyone speak Twenty Eleven is slipping through our hands. Sure there have been some positive steps, but it is more like the Jon … Continue reading
Many of my friends do not see the value of saying Twenty Eleven. I assume that they think it is a butterfly of uselessness. Maybe it is. photo © 2010 Mark Goodwin | more info (via: Wylio) But I will … Continue reading
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 / Commentsphoto © 2008 Amir Kuckovic | more info (via: Wylio) 1. Twenty-Eleven … Continue reading
When I was in radio, I used to make it a big deal to pronounce people’s names correctly. Even the tennis players like Vitas Gerulaitis. Just as a good journalist tries to get the correct spelling of names, I think … Continue reading
There was a futuristic hit in 1969 called In the Year 2525 by Zager and Evans, a Nebraska duo who were one-hit wonders. Their one hit was about the rise and fall of mankind and they called it In the … Continue reading
In order for the change to occur quickly, we must get our broadcasters to adopt this way of saying Twenty Eleven. Here’s a note I sent to Brian Williams of NBC News. Dear Mr. Williams, I am a freelance writer … Continue reading
I’m thinking really hard.
photo © 2009 Cindy See | more info (via: Wylio) Great question! I’m glad I asked it! Lately, my Facebook friends have questioned why I would invest so much time into this issue. It’s a valid question. I’m not sure … Continue reading