the PRESENT DECADE?
nelliott1 at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Apr 25 05:54:15 UTC 2000
Yes! I think of the 60's as going from 1964-74 (Beatles to fall of South
> From: Keith Chambless <keith at BLUENEPTUNE.COM>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 10:04:55 -0700
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: the PRESENT DECADE?
>> Of course--"depending on how you count"--the PRESENT DECADE is either
>> 2000-2010 or (for the strident minority who are obsessed by
> I prefer to think of the present decade as 1999-2008, this being the
> second decade of geological stability since the 1989 earthquake. I
> guess "present decade" is relevant to whatever you consider an earth
> shaking event.
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