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11:55 pm: The aughts.

In which correctness is dispensed, and nonsense dispensed with.

Specifically:

The 201st Decade, known as "The Aughts", ended last night.

* The "Twentieth Century" ran from Jan 1901 through Dec 2000.
* The "Nineteen Hundreds" ran from Jan 1900 through Dec 1999.
* The "Nineties" ran from Jan 1990 through Dec 1999.
* The first "decade" only contained nine years, making it an "enneade".

Some people say that the current decade should be called "The Teens". I think we should only call it that if we pronounce the first few years as "Twenty Teen", "Twenty Oneteen", and "Twenty Twoteen".

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.



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