Re: [ADS-L] 1909

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Sat Jan 16 03:02:12 UTC 2010

Back in Ought Six, they said "Nineteen Ought Six," at least in Iowa. Didn't
hear too many "Twenty Ought Sixes" though.

In a message dated 1/15/10 2:34:53 PM, wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM writes:

> I could be wrong, but in this case I very strongly doubt it. Despite
> autosuggestive attempts to imagine them saying, "Nineteen six," "nineteen
> nine," etc., it just sounds wrong.
> Of course, I have heard that formula from others, though I'm mostly
> familiar
> with it through films and fiction.
> JL

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