My first blog post on the first day of the new year and the first item of business is -- how to refer to this new year?
Two-Kay-Ten? That sounds so last century, like when we were looking forward to the new millenium and calling it "Why-Two-Kay". It's just not hip anymore.
So how about "Two Thousand and Ten"? Nah. It's just too formal and too long and unwieldy. Plus the visual image I conjure when saying "two thousand ten" has too many zeroes, creating confusion and distraction for my simple mind.
I consulted my trusty go-to girl for such matters, and Maggie confidently declared the new year "Twenty Ten". I like it. And it conjures just the right number of zeroes.
Twenty Ten it is! Happy New Year.