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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2008 14:24      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Where did the time go?

I remember Y2K like it was yesterday. I had this sudden realization last night while thinking of something from then. It finally hit home that 8 years have just sort of flown by and we've got 2 years left in this decade.

/tired-old-dragon

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Something is bugging me though Dman... and I have to admit that it is bothering me more with every passing year...

we had the 20s-30s-40s etc. etc... Now we have the slightly silly but no doubt amusingly named "Noughties" - but what on earth will the media and historians do next decade? The Teenies? The Tenties? That awkward bit that we couldn't make a clever name for?

You may notice that in the last Century this awkward bit was nicely sidestepped by the clever use of a massively destructive war... so we had "Turn of the Century", Noughties (if you will), Before the Great War, During the Great War and then conveniently the "Roaring" Twenties...

Well we could have a big war I suppose... but that is so "done" don't you think? Passé really! No we need to start now planning what great "disturbance" we can set loose to spare the Media Types and future Historians the embarrassment of having to call it the Teenies... [Big Grin]

Any ideas GCers? Massive Flood? (been done I know... but not recently I don't think), flip point makes the world suddenly freeze? Discover a safe form of fusion? Start to colonise Mars...

You know something that can tag the whole 2010 to 2019 decade... as The Flood, or the Great Freeze, or the Migration to Space or - well I don't know... but c'mon, do you want to admit to your grandchildren that you spent a lot of time in the "Teenies"... doesn't work does it? How are we ever gonna get any respect?

If it has to be a war... well I guess that is better than nothing -but it has to be a real show stopper affair... piddling "police actions" "War on Terror" and brushfire wars are not going to do the job...

No we need a real big event... Aliens landing or a huge plague of zombies... you get the idea!

N.B. for any "humo(u)r impaired" readers or the "hard of thinking" not all of this post is actually entirely serious!

PS... but what are we going to call 'em? I am buggered if I am going to live through ten years of the Teenies [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2008 15:50      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Can we just call them the 'Tens?'

After all, they're not the 'Teenies' until 2013, and I'll be damned if I have to live through the 'Tweenies' first. [Wink]

And isn't this all sizist? What about the 'Biggies?' Or the 'Just Rights?'

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2008 15:59      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
2013 surely DMan... ;D

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Icon 1 posted January 18, 2008 17:01      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
2013 surely DMan... ;D

Erm...yeah...that sounds about right. (Fixed orig. post.)

It's been a long day, and combined with old age...slip ups like this happen... [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 02:13      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____________________________ Twentytens, TwentyTwentys, Twentythirtys. But what about the decade we are in right now? Twenty""""


Twentyought?

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Well, think about how we refer to the 1900's, the 1910's. It seems plausible we would refer to the 20xx years similarly.

"The nineteen hundreds" -> "The two thousands"
"The nineteen tens" -> "The two thousand tens" or "The twenty tens"

etc.

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 18:15      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Something is bugging me though Dman... and I have to admit that it is bothering me more with every passing year...

we had the 20s-30s-40s etc. etc... Now we have the slightly silly but no doubt amusingly named "Noughties" - but what on earth will the media and historians do next decade? The Teenies? The Tenties? That awkward bit that we couldn't make a clever name for?

You may notice that in the last Century this awkward bit was nicely sidestepped by the clever use of a massively destructive war... so we had "Turn of the Century", Noughties (if you will), Before the Great War, During the Great War and then conveniently the "Roaring" Twenties...

Well we could have a big war I suppose... but that is so "done" don't you think? Passé really! No we need to start now planning what great "disturbance" we can set loose to spare the Media Types and future Historians the embarrassment of having to call it the Teenies... [Big Grin]

Any ideas GCers? Massive Flood? (been done I know... but not recently I don't think), flip point makes the world suddenly freeze? Discover a safe form of fusion? Start to colonise Mars...

You know something that can tag the whole 2010 to 2019 decade... as The Flood, or the Great Freeze, or the Migration to Space or - well I don't know... but c'mon, do you want to admit to your grandchildren that you spent a lot of time in the "Teenies"... doesn't work does it? How are we ever gonna get any respect?

If it has to be a war... well I guess that is better than nothing -but it has to be a real show stopper affair... piddling "police actions" "War on Terror" and brushfire wars are not going to do the job...

No we need a real big event... Aliens landing or a huge plague of zombies... you get the idea!

N.B. for any "humo(u)r impaired" readers or the "hard of thinking" not all of this post is actually entirely serious!

PS... but what are we going to call 'em? I am buggered if I am going to live through ten years of the Teenies [Big Grin]

why do you refer to it as "the great war" ? are you refering to world war I or world war II ?
i dont know any of my history dates...

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 18:17      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Can we just call them the 'Tens?'

After all, they're not the 'Teenies' until 2013, and I'll be damned if I have to live through the 'Tweenies' first. [Wink]

And isn't this all sizist? What about the 'Biggies?' Or the 'Just Rights?'

Then it's a good thing the doomsayers are screaming about 2012 being the end of the world this time around [Smile]

Password: World War I took place during the 1910s.

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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 18:36      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by password:
why do you refer to it as "the great war" ? are you refering to world war I or world war II ?
i dont know any of my history dates...

The Great War is what WWI was called before there was WWII. No reason to number it originally.
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Icon 1 posted January 19, 2008 18:47      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
The Great War is what WWI was called before there was WWII. No reason to number it originally.

My granddad didn't think it was so great. [Frown]

btw - WWI was also known as "The war to end all wars".
The press wanted to call the next one "The war to end all wars - II", but they couldn't get the name past The Irony Police.

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Three years is kind of my mental threshold for defining the "past," at least in a cultural sense.

That I must now think of 2005 in that context...makes me feel old. :|

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Just 'cause I feel like stirring things up:

The First World War was not the first "World War".

Discuss.

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Well, all the wars that we know of were fought in this world.
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Not the war that destroyed the evil empire led by Darth Vader!!!!!

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___________________________ All this talk about war, WOW thirty eight years ago I drove out through the gates at the Naval Air Station, Norfolk Va. No longer a sailor, paramedic, hospital corpsman, or Petty Officer. Thursday I turn in my paper work to draw Social Security, isn't that the Poops.

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Icon 1 posted January 25, 2008 10:18      Profile for LemonSmuggler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can't believe it is 2008. I still keep writing the date as 2007 on homework assignments. [shake head]

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quote:
Originally posted by LemonSmuggler:
I can't believe it is 2008. I still keep writing the date as 2007 on homework assignments. [shake head]

I was working over New Years Eve with the ambulance service in London, and found it exceptional difficult to write 2008 rather than 2007 on our patient report forms. I think I must have made at least a dozen errors (and I can remember one that I wrote 2009 on [ohwell] )
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Stibbons, I once took a call that happened right as the clocks rolled over for daylight savings. Which meant I had to explain, in my paperwork, my one hour response time... [Roll Eyes]

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I have not mistakenly written the year as 2007 even once since the new year.. However, last week I did try to date a phone message at work as taken in August of 06.

..... WTF?

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It feels weird that I'm even contemplating 1990 being almost 20 years ago.
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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Dave:
Just 'cause I feel like stirring things up:

The First World War was not the first "World War".

Discuss.

This is true. A world war is defined as a war that includes more then 2 continents. The Romans embarked on many "World Wars" And so did the ancient Egyptians and even the Greeks.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mac D:
The Romans embarked on many "World Wars" And so did the ancient Egyptians and even the Greeks.

Actually, I was thinking of the Napoleonic Wars - there was fighting in India, in North Africa, all across Europe, in Russia, and in North America.

I suppose the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Phoenecians etc. had "World Wars" as well, but their world was alot smaller [Razz]

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