Thursday, January 19, 2006

A jarring insight

For years I’ve used a phrase for referring to the long ago as “not since ought six.”  It just dawned on me this IS “ought six.”


Jenn said...

What's the reference?

(Ignorant of history, she asks innocently...)

Leslie said...

Jenn, the "ought" is a substitute for the "zero" in '06. 1906 was sometimes referred to as "ought six" which was to a late 20th century person, a long time ago. Hope that helps.

Jenn said...

So there's no historical incident linked to the date... "not since '76" might serve as an example.