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What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?

Two Thousand and Ten
or Twenty Ten???????????

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    Two thousand ten.  No "and".
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    I would say two thousand ten.
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    Everything on the Knot says two thousand and ten, as well as all the samples on Wedding Paper Divas.  We are using two thousand and ten, even though it sounds wrong.

    (Not that the Knot is infallible.)
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    I also used Two Thousand and Ten. I'm not sure it really matters between the two.
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    I would put "two thousand ten" without the "and" because you don't usually say "and" when you say 2010. 
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    I'm shocked that TK and other wedding websites are including the "and" in "two thousand ten."  That's simply grammatically incorrect.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_correct-way-say-2010-wedding-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:8016446f-c593-41de-a09f-2b0c599ba09ePost:197dc270-395d-473a-8b14-8d201093c444">Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm shocked that TK and other wedding websites are including the "and" in "two thousand ten."  That's simply grammatically incorrect.
    Posted by goheels05[/QUOTE]
    Yes this.  It's always stunned me.

    Gramatically speaking the "and" denotes a decemial point ("Two thousand and ten" is written 2,000.10) so using it is incorrect.
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    Two Thousand Ten

    the word "and" is not appropriate when discussing a whole number--it is to stand in place of a decimal.
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    two thousand and ten is the norm for wedding invitations (except here on the Knot, where group think has declared it wrong). Might be mathmatically incorrect, but there you have it. Sometimes you see it as two thousand ten without the and.

    I've never seen twenty ten and wouldn't use that.
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    we used two thousand ten
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    "Two thousand and ten" per Crane's Wedding Blue Book.

    [QUOTE]<strong>Isn't it incorrect to use "and" as in "Two thousand and one"?</strong> In mathematics "and" denotes a decimal point, and since there is no decimal point in the year "2001," it may seem incorrect to use "and." Wedding invitations, however, are not mathematical equations so the use of "and" as a decimal point is irrelevant. On wedding invitations "and" is used simply as a connective word. Source: <a href="http://www.crane.com/Etiquette.aspx?C=WeddingEtiquette&S=WeddingInvitation&I=Year_Line" rel="nofollow">http://www.crane.com/Etiquette.aspx?C=WeddingEtiquette&S=WeddingInvitation&I=Year_Line</a> [/QUOTE]
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    edited February 2010
    When saying a number, you never say "and" unless there is a decimal.

    Two thousand ten = 2010
    One hundred two = 102
    Two thousand ten = 20.10

    ETA: I didn't see the decimal reference when I posted this.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_correct-way-say-2010-wedding-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:8016446f-c593-41de-a09f-2b0c599ba09ePost:ef9508ef-1755-4805-9c17-7bd898490a49">Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]two thousand and ten is the norm for wedding invitations<strong> (except here on the Knot, where group think has declared it wrong)</strong>. Might be mathmatically incorrect, but there you have it. Sometimes you see it as two thousand ten without the and. I've never seen twenty ten and wouldn't use that.
    Posted by tenofcups4me[/QUOTE]
    it's wrong because it is grammatically wrong, not because group think says it is. The Knot's ettiquette articles on the main website are not infallible and this is something I believe should be corrected. just because everyone else does something doesn't mean it's correct.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_correct-way-say-2010-wedding-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:8016446f-c593-41de-a09f-2b0c599ba09ePost:c08f4b51-2673-4bea-a983-74b050c622ea">Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation? : it's wrong because it is grammatically wrong, not because group think says it is.
    Posted by pooh8402[/QUOTE]

    I agree that it's grammatically wrong. IMO, the rules on "how to say a number" correctly should be dictated by how it'd done in math.

    Numbers <em>are</em> math.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_correct-way-say-2010-wedding-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:8016446f-c593-41de-a09f-2b0c599ba09ePost:c08f4b51-2673-4bea-a983-74b050c622ea">Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation? : it's wrong because it is grammatically wrong, not because group think says it is. The Knot's ettiquette articles on the main website are not infallible and this is something I believe should be corrected. just because everyone else does something doesn't mean it's correct.
    Posted by pooh8402[/QUOTE]

    Invitations don't follow typical grammar rules. There are no periods for example, and you rarely see commas. Of course I agree that you shouldn't do something just because it's tradition (like Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, which I despise and won't ever use), but if the OP wants to know the norm -- what you will find on traditional etiquette and invitation sites -- it's with the "and."
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    two housand ten.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_correct-way-say-2010-wedding-invitation?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:8016446f-c593-41de-a09f-2b0c599ba09ePost:fe69ccf6-8fef-4714-ba1b-5179bc20bcb3">Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What is the correct way to say 2010 in wedding invitation? : Invitations don't follow typical grammar rules. There are no periods for example, and you rarely see commas. Of course I agree that you shouldn't do something just because it's tradition (like Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, which I despise and won't ever use), but if the OP wants to know the norm -- what you will find on traditional etiquette and invitation sites -- it's with the "and."
    Posted by tenofcups4me[/QUOTE]
    Only she didn't ask what the norm was.  She asked what was correct.  "Two Thousand And Ten" is incorrect.
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    All I know is that every single published piece of writing about wedding invitations I've read (including cranes and 2 editions of Emily Post), say NOT to use and.

    I've just decided it's a matter of preference.

    Definitely DO NOT do "twenty ten." That's just weird.
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    actually, a year is still math. it is counting the number of years since 1 AD, or the "year of our Lord" which is what AD or Anno Domini stands for, according to the Gregorian calendar used worldwide. counting = math, you learned this back in kindergarten.
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    My Emily Post has two thousand and ten, actually. I noticed it recently and was pretty surprised.

    So OP, I guess you have a choice between "two thousand ten" and "two thousand and ten", depending on whether you prefer to be matehamtically correct or weddingly traditional.
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