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renniekins
renniekins
New Year
It occurred to me today that next year we can stop saying "thousand". I mean: all my life, we spoke of years in terms of two two-digit numbers. "Nineteen eighty", "eighteen ninety-nine", and so on. Having to say things like "two thousand nine" for the past ten years has been awkward and arduous. I'm looking forward to twenty ten.
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lintra From: lintra Date: December 18th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
My daughter graduates in '13.
aiela From: aiela Date: December 18th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Mine too! :)
lintra From: lintra Date: December 18th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope they both live to ripe old ages and can look back at when we didn't have auto-driven cars and when most people still worked in offices...

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renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 18th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes me too, that's why I wanted to nip it in the bud with this post. (;
elizilla From: elizilla Date: December 18th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard people proposing that this decade should have been called "ought" or "naught". But neither of those ever caught on.

Edited at 2009-12-18 02:55 pm (UTC)
murphyw From: murphyw Date: December 18th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Twenty-oh-nine?

I haven't been saying thousand for years already...
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