Dec 28, 2009

Deuce and a Dime

[Soundtrack: N.E.R.D. - "Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix)"]

Well folks, the end of 2009 is upon us. In a few days, the ball will drop, and it will be time to ring in the new year - 2010. This morning, I raised an intriguing question in my Facebook that has surely crossed your mind, and if it hasn't, you better read up.

I did some investigating on this to see what other people were saying. This dilhema breaks down to a few different options:

  • Two thousand ten
  • Two thousand and ten
  • Twenty ten
  • "Oh" ten
  • Twenty hundred and ten
  • In thee year of Our Lord, 2010
  • The Year of Greg Terry
  • Deuce and a Dime
After careful deliberation, I have decided I will use "two thousand ten" as my preferred method to call 2010. I had a couple opportunities to test it out today in a real world environment, and I liked the way it rolled off the tongue. It does have an extra syllable than the alternative method, twenty ten, but I'm fine with that.

When I think of twenty ten, I think of Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson. Ochocinco isnt even 85. Ochenta y cinco (och-EHN-tah ee SINK-o) is 85. But I dont see that on the back of his jersey. So if you call it twenty ten, you are essentially admitting that you are a stupid idiot. If I ask you what year it is, and you say twenty ten, your head will disappear, and be replaced with this:

Along with two thousand ten, I will also use Deuce and a Dime. And here is why. During a New Year's party in 2004 (two thousand four, or "oh" four), I was playing speed quarters with some friends and accidentally swallowed a quarter. 2004 was the year of the deuce and a quarter. For a few days, I felt like a 14 year old potentially pregnant girl waiting to see if her time of the month would show up. Well "mine" did eventually, and I fished it out and saved it. It is now my lucky quarter. Here it is!