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Subject:Re: What To Call the Next Decade From:Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 28 Jan 1996 08:58:20 -0800
At 05:50 AM 1/28/96 +0000, you wrote:
>What do you call the decade from 1900 to 1909? I have
>posed this question to a number of tech writer friends of mine, and none
>of them have been able to offer a satisfactory answer. Because we are
>sneaking up on a new decade that poses this same problem (2000 to 2009),
>perhaps some of you have thought about it. Any suggestions?
I remember my grandparents referring to these years (in 1900, of course), as
"aught something." My grandfather would say: "I remember one night back in
'06 (read: aught six) when it was so cold that we found the dog frozen to a