Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: My vacation
Posted:4/3/1999; 2:56:02 PM
Topic:My vacation
Msg #:4779 (In response to 4773)
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When you see "1990s" you say "the nineteen nineties", not the "one thousand nine hundered and nineties" . The next ten years could be called the "twenty aughts". American Heritage Dictionary defines aught as "a cipher; zero." So 2001 is twenty aught one, 2002 is twenty aught two, etc. The collective 2001-2009 are the "twenty aughts".

I really appreciated the next to the last paragraph in your post. Nobody has picked up on this, at least that I have read. It seems so obvious.

Have a great vacation.

Craig Jensen

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