[nSLUG] Reminder: Jan. 5 meeting @ Just Us! Spring Garden, Halifax

D G Teed donald.teed at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 00:27:10 AST 2010


On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 12:02 AM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:

>
>
> > It is time to switch back to the more conventional "twenty ten",
> > just as we had "nineteen ten", etc., for all years in the previous
> > century.
>
> All?  Cough...except those *before* 1910, eh?  Back in ought-six, when
> my dad was 11 years old, we used to say..... ;-)
>
> Well, all along, I thought the decade whould have been called The
> Naughties, encouraging a certain frivolous and decadent tilt.  Silly
> me.  I can't think, off hand, of a clever alternative word that
> captures it but in retrospect, maybe the Global Neo-Null Bock Decade?
>

I've heard many people say "nineteen-oh-seven" and the like.  Seemed the
norm to me.  The nought word is too British to spread.  Given all the crap
that went down and the way documentaries came into mainstream with lots of
bad news, I thought the decade could be called the "oh-ohs".
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