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The Past Century

Posted by ESC on February 10, 2004

In Reply to: 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.

The past century is the 20th century. But I'm in a time warp and still think the "past" is the 19th.