Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 09:42:27 -0500 From: Molly Dickmeyer Subject: Re: Zero or "o"? -Reply To paraphrase from _Copy Editor_ magazine, June/July 1994 (I'm sure you're already familiar with this, Jesse), The NY Times has decided to call the years 2000 to 2009 the "Ohs," which, personally, I think is pretty horrendous. Other suggestions from various places include the Ands, the Aughts, [Oughts, Aughties, Oughties, Naughts], the Millennium, the Turns, the Deuce Ands, the Two Triple Ohs, the Zilches, the Digits, the Zots, the Preteens, the Newborn Decade, and the Zero Decade. The article is pretty thorough--I recommend it. Molly dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >>> Larry Horn 11/30/95, 03:48pm >>> (On "Nineteen aught three", as brought up by Ron Butters--) Right, as in the "Naughty Aughties", another round of which will be coming up before we know it. Do any other ADS-ers have any predictions on what the coming decade will be called? Or the one after it, for that matter? (This question has been entertained by Safire in his On Language columns, but of course inconclusively.) Larry