Re: CHAT: Happy New Year! Parinaye!
|Date:||Sunday, January 9, 2000, 2:36|
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> Subject: Fwd: Re: CHAT: Happy New Year! Parinaye!
> >I don't think it would be unreasonable to imagine that this decade could
> >revive the word "ought" for zero.
> I've noticed people keep writing ought, but isn't it *aught*?
> Ought for the auxiliary, aught for the number.
> BTW, my own preference would be to revive aught. One of my pet peeves is
> when people say "oh" instead of "zero."
> But twenty-zero-one (2001) sounds a bit cumbersome.
I really don't like the sound of aught/ought, but I saw a few people online
calling this decade the "naughties," which I thought was cute :)