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

David Payne david at payneful.ca
Sun Jan 3 00:44:47 AST 2010


Nineteen oh five and the like I figured was normal.  I figured two
thousand five was an exception.

On 1/3/10, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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