The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in sixteen twenty.
The American Revolution got underway for real in seventeen seventy-six.
The British and Americans tangled again in eighteen twelve.
Prince recommended we party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine.
A year later, we hit a weird number for dates – the year 2000 – but how do you say/write “twenty aught-aught?”
SO, for nine years we got used to “two-thousand, two thousand one, two thousand two,” etc.
BUT, when we hit twenty ten. we were so used to saying two thousand, we have been stuck with that preface ever since.
HOWEVER, if we want to keep historically correct, we just started living in twenty-fifteen.