During one of our 11pm newscasts last week, Keisha Grant said “two-thousand-ten” when referring to the year, and I said “twenty-ten.”
As I stared blankly into the lights, I mustered a thought. “Hmmm…is there a right and a wrong on this one?”
Lo and behold, that was the subject of Courant word guy Rob Kyff’s column today. Cosmic, huh? Judging by the reader comments, very few morons readers seemed to care.
But I do, because I make my living with words. And if you care too, here’s what Rob had to say about it.