Re: Think 20

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 23:34:42 MST


>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
the sentence.


"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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