Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Vidcast 15 {Years} '20-What?!'

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Hotch Potch English - The Mega-Minute Vidcast - No.15

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Vidcast Script:

Intro: Hotch Potch English: The Mega Minute!

Welcome to the Hotch Potch Mega-Minute, and today we're learning about...years!


Larry: "I'm Larry from New York, and this is seventeen eighty nine (1789)."

Thank you!

Nick: "I'm Nick from Hampshire, UK, this is 1789."

Brianna: "I'm Brianna from Arizona, this is 1789."

Andrew: "I'm Andrew from Glasgow, and this is 1789."

Joseph: "I'm Joseph from Texas, this is 1789."

Morna: "I'm Morna, from Aberdeen, and this is 1789."

OK, thank you. How about this one?

Morna: "I'm Morna from Aberdeen, and this is nineteen sixty five (1965)."

We know you're Morna!

Joseph: "I'm Joseph from Texas..."

We know, we know!!!

Joseph: "OK, 1965."

Andrew: "1965."

Brianna: "1965."

And how about this one, Larry?

Larry: "Nineteen ninety nine (1999)."

Nick: "1999."


Brianna: "1999."

And now it changes...

Morna: "Two thousand (2000)."

Joseph: "2000."

Andrew: "2000."

Brianna: "2000."

And this one:

Larry: "Two thousand an' one (2001)."

Nick: "Two thousand and one (2001)."

Brianna: "Two thousand one (2001)."

Andrew: "Two thousand and one (2001)."

Two more to go!

Larry: "Two thousand ten (2010)."

Nick: "Two thousand... two thousand an' ten (2010)."

Brianna: "Two thousand ten."

Andrew: "Twenty ten. (20-10)"

Sorry? What was that? What was that?"

Andrew: "I went for twenty ten (2010)."

Joseph: "Two thousand ten (2010)."

Morna: "Two thousand and ten."

And the last one!

Morna: "Ehh... two thousand and twenty (2020)."

Joseph: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

Andrew: "Twenty twenty (20-20)!"

Twenty twenty!

Brianna: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

Nick: "Two thousand 'n' twenty (2020)."

Larry: "Two thousand twenty (2020)."

There you go, folks! Any clearer? I hope so... Bye bye. Thank you! Byeee...
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Vidcast 15 {The Years} ~ '20-What?!'
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Larry NYC said...

I have noticed for what it is worth, that here in the US, automobile commercials say "twenty ten" and not "two thousand ten" - and lo and behold, I find myself doing the same, despite having said "two thousand ten" back in January. Must have been that wonderful French wine...


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