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This article is about the year 2010. For other uses, see 2010.


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2010 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2010
MMX

Ab urbe condita 2763
Armenian calendar 1459
ԹՎ ՌՆԾԹ
Bahá'í calendar 166 – 167
Buddhist calendar 2554
Coptic calendar 1726 – 1727
Ethiopian calendar 2002 – 2003
Hebrew calendar 5770 5771
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2065 – 2066
 - Shaka Samvat 1932 – 1933
 - Kali Yuga 5111 – 5112
Holocene calendar 12010
Iranian calendar 1388 – 1389
Islamic calendar 1431 – 1432
Japanese calendar Heisei 22


(平成 22年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2670
(皇紀2670年)
Julian calendar 2055
Korean calendar 4343
Thai solar calendar 2553

2010 (MMX) was a common year that started on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the 2010s decade.

Pronouncing 2010 and subsequent yearsEdit

See also: Year pronunciation

Among experts and the general public, there is a debate as to how specific years of the 21st century should be pronounced in English. Although the majority of English-speakers say "two thousand (and) X" for any specific year post–1999, it is often suggested that the continuation of this type of pronunciation for the entire 21st century would be inappropriate or unnatural, given the alternative "twenty X" option.

Academics suggest that since former years such as 1805 and 1905 were commonly pronounced as "eighteen oh" or "nineteen oh" five, the year 2005 should naturally have been pronounced as "twenty oh-five".[1] Many experts agree that majority usage of "two thousand (and) X" is a result of influences from the Y2K hype, as well as the way "2001" was pronounced in the influential 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Many people, including linguistic and academic experts, predict that the "twenty X" pronunciation method will eventually prevail, but a timeframe as to when this change will occur often differs. The year 2010 is suggested by many[2][3], while 2011[1] and 2013 are popular as well. The latest timeframes for change are usually placed at 2020[1] or 2100.

According to a recent press release, David Crystal, author of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, has predicted that the change of pronunciation to "twenty X" will occur in 2011, as "twenty eleven", explaining that the way people pronounce years depends on rhythm, rather than logic. Crystal claims that the rhythm or "flow" of "two thousand (and) ten", beats out that of "twenty ten", but the flow of "twenty eleven" beats out "two thousand (and) eleven".[1] Alternatively, Ian Brookes, editor-in-chief of Chambers Dictionary, suggests the change will occur in 2013. And finally, the UK Times has suggested 2020 as a final timeframe for the change, saying "If people can have “twenty-twenty” vision, then surely they should also live in the year “twenty twenty”.[1]

In addition, some notable people/organizations are already switching to the "twenty" system. A TV ad for the 2007 Kids Choice Awards said "twenty oh-seven", rather than the generally accepted "two thousand seven".

Some suggest that after the "twenty X" pronunciation for current and future 21st century years has taken hold, future references to early 21st century years will change accordingly from the previous "two thousand (and) X" method; thus, they say, future generations will refer to the date of the 9/11 attacks in the United States as September 11, "twenty oh-one", just as 1911 was referred to as "nineteen hundred and eleven" at the time, but is now called "nineteen eleven".

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The USA Network gains rights to broadcast Hairspray and may be able to transfer it to their sister channel Bravo.

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  • Eureka ("Once in a Lifetime," 2006): Stark is given the opportunity to investigate "the Artifact." After it is tested, time is warped to 2010 and the town is a very different place.
  • Macross: The surface of the Earth is decimated in 2010 by the Zentradi in a final attack by the Zentradi, that also ends in the defeat of the Zentradi fleet due the operation Minmay Attack done as a counterattack by the humans.
  • seaQuest DSV: In this show, the Florida Marlins win the World Series in 2010. Lucas Wolenczak wears a Marlins jersey with this notation during the show.

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