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Topic: Is the year 2000 in the 20th or 21st century?
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David Mueller

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Re: Is the year 2000 in the 20th or 21st century?
Posted: Jun 18, 1996 12:44 AM
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Chris Carrier wrote:
> (Jedidiah Whitten) wrote on the
> Subject: Is the year 2000 in the 20th or 21st century? on
> 9 Jun 1996 19:06:25 GMT

> >I think the first decade of the 1900's was called the oughties.
> My grandmother who was born in 1906 always referred to the decade
> of her birth as the 'nineteen hundreds' so the 'two thousands'
> would be appropriate for the 2000s. The decade following that
> should be called the 'twenty tens' and not the 'twenty teens'
> because 'teens' doesn't mean 10-19 or 10-20 or 11-20 in common
> practice, but 13-19 inclusive as those numbers end in 'teen.'

I prefer "The decade formally known as the ninties"

TTFN....Dave Mueller

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