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The Past Century

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on February 10, 2004

What does the phrase "The Past Century" mean to you? Does it mean the 19th century or the 20th? Up until about 4 years ago it meant the 19th century and you didn't have to think about it. Now I'm not so sure. Whippersnappers in today's high-tech world are already using the phrase to mean the 20th century, but plenty of references published in the past century use it to mean the 19th century.

Just thought I'd mention it.