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How do you say the new year?

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Now that it's officially the new year, there's one thing on many people's minds, how do you say it?

Among experts and the general public, there is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century should be pronounced in English. The year 2010 is pronounced either "twenty ten" or "two-thousand-ten".

There is an election next year in Iowa, and Secretary of State, Michael Mauro, told National Public Radio that the state will call the year twenty-ten.

The Winter Olympics being in Vancouver, Feb. 12, you guessed it, twenty-ten.

What do you think the year should be called? Vote in our KWWL.com Web Poll on our home page.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

 

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