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----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael M. Butler" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2001 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Think 20
: I've been ahead of the crowd since 1968 or so. :)
: firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
: > 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
: > This is twenty-oh-one, next year is twenty-oh-two, and so on. You'll be
: > ahead of the crowd.
: > Hal
: > P.S. Another advantage of twenty is that you won't be tempted to say
: > two thousand and one.
: My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" ==
: diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.
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