The BBC has tackled the topic of how to pronounce 2010 with David Tennant suggesting 'twenty-ten' is preferred.
While some say ‘twenty-ten’, others are referring to ‘two thousand and ten’ and even ‘two-o-one-o’.
The subject was raised in a programme on Radio 2 on Boxing Day – which was hosted the Doctor Who actors David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
Tennant, 38, referred to the year as ‘twenty ten’, when telling a listener to have a “wonderful new year”.
Tate, said: “Oh twenty-ten – get you! Who’s been reading the compliance rules!’”
Tennant told their guest, Bernard Cribbins: “We’re supposed to say twenty-ten.”
But Cribbins said he believed most elderly people would prefer to say two thousand and ten.
Miss Tate added: “You’re not allowed to say two thousand and ten…The people in there are exploding!”
The BBC has a unit which decides on uniform pronunciation. However, the BBC said there had been no ruling on 2010.
A spokesman said: “Prior to the show, it was decided “twenty ten” was the easiest way to pronounce the year. It was not breaking any rules to say it in an alternative way.”
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