>What year is it? Two thousand one, or twenty-oh-one? Sooner or later
>we have to stop saying two thousand and start saying twenty.
>For now, both are four syllables. But once we get to 2010, twenty-ten
>is only 3 syllables while two thousand ten is four. At least by then
>we must have switched to saying twenty.
>Why not take the leap now? Get in the habit of naming years with twenty.
>This is twenty-oh-one, next year is twenty-oh-two, and so on. You'll be
>ahead of the crowd.
4 syllables? That's way too many. How about just 2? I just say "oh-one."
But this isn't just a 21st Century phenomenon for me. Why, way back in the
last century I refered to years as '74 or '93 etc. In almost every case you
can figure out what century I'm referring to by the context of the rest of
"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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