What are you calling the new year?

December 1, 2009 5:12:54 PM PST
So what are you calling the new year? When 1999 turned into 2000, naming the year the long way -- two-thousand one, two-thousand two -- became pretty much standard.

But the arrival of the first decade mark of the new century, there's a small debate about usage.

Two thousand ten or twenty-ten?

At the open-air Christmas market in New York City's Union Square, buyers and sellers tried out both, in response to a reporter's questions.

"Twenty-ten," says Kate Carlson without hesitation.

Becky Sandler says that's "too edgy." She says, "I'd never say twenty-ten."

Plenty haven't made up their minds yet. Shirley Ozery laughs that she's just "living one day at a time."


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