Decade speak

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  1. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have always heard the "zero years" (03, 04, etc) referred to as the "naught years" aka "the naughties".

    Never heard the "ought" used to refer to years before, except for certain calibers of ammunition.

    Now we're in the teens. Next year will be the twenties.

    Don't over-think stuff! :twisted::lol::rolleyes:
     
  2. uriah1

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    Well it would probably be ought ought
    and then the tens, but, that sounds dorky.

    Perhaps since there are not as many followers
    of history anymore. This could be larger
    than I thought. lol
     
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    The author of my current (re-) read, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, was born in 1713. Interestingly, it's the second book I've read this year that has pages covered completely in black.
     
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    The "ought" in ".30-06" refers to 1906, the year the Springfield rifle that carries that name was introduced. My dad told me that when he gave me his, a couple years before he died.

    Another of my dad's guns, his .45-70, is the same way pretty much, ammunition developed for the 1873 Springfield rifle. Remember the Maine?
     
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  5. JayFreddy

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    Exactly the caliber I had in mind.
     
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    The 2020s has to be the way to go.
     
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    Requests for silence are not period specific.:D
     
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    We're rapidly approaching what will be the next "mid-century" era. Will make things kinda confusing for younger students of architecture and "style".....;)
     
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    I also have an family heirloom 45-70. My father had to get a new barrel installed on it years ago, but it has the original Remington rolling block action from when my Grandpa owned it.
     
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    So then it'll be the boring 20s?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    So far the stretch between 2000 and 2019 seems to have been bigger than Ophra's behind.
     
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    I use that line @ gigs - can't remember who I stole it from - "We've gotten acoupla requests, folks,.....but we're going to keep playing anyway."
     
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    So has the Boring 20s, so maybe the Snoring 20s.
     
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    Sorry, but no. "Aught" is correct, "Ought" is not. "Aught" is old english for zero or nothing, "ought" is a synonym for "should". For Winchester, it's a "Thirty-aught-six" or a "Thirty-oh-six".

    Carry on :)
     
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    My American Heritage dictionary says both are correct.
     
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    You guys ought to move on from the semantics
     
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    I think a generation is 5 years. The person
    at the front and back of it listen to different
    music ..lol
     
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    Hey, you do you, and we'll do... umm... we?
     
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    The double naughts in honor of super spy Jethro Bodin.
     
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