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clydepepper 03-19-2018 10:27 PM

Philosophical Question...sort of:
Earlier today, an announcer used the phrase, 'turn of the century'.

I realize it's been eighteen years, but I'm having difficulty using THAT phrase for THOSE years.

Am I alone in this?

I guess I think so much about the EARLIER 'turn of the century' that my focus is a bit skewed.

egri 03-20-2018 03:58 PM

I’ve always used ‘turn of the millennium’ for 1999-2000.

As a side note, my country club has several photos from years past on the walls. One of them is from the 1950s and shows some of the members at a party celebrating ‘The Nineties’, and I had to do a double take when I realized they meant the 1890s.

drcy 03-20-2018 04:05 PM

As someone who deals in old stuff, I also think of 'turn of the century' as being 1900 but, to avoid any confusion, write 'turn of the 20th century.'

Realize that there are legal adults now who were born in the 21st century.

Peter_Spaeth 03-20-2018 08:41 PM

All I can think of is Snoopy vs. the Red Baron.

frankbmd 03-20-2018 11:20 PM

If you really want to turn the 20th century, end it with 1901.

Think of the ramifications.

Babe Ruth could be heralded as potentially the next Barry Bonds, but he would fall short of the mark and be converted to pitching to close out his career.

Near the end of century Chesbro would finally crack the 40 win barrier for pitchers.

Mickey Mantle’s White Letter 1969 Rookie Card would be the Hobby icon.

Toward the end of the century beards would be coming back into style.

Donruss finds in grandpa’s attic would actually be worth a fortune.

The educational system would be lauded for script in the curriculum that actually resulted in legible signatures.

The green energy movement would nearly succeed in eliminating the automobile and put the populus back on bicycles by the end of the century.

And finally at the end of the century, everyone would have to spring ahead 200 years.:eek:

clydepepper 03-21-2018 09:06 AM

Truly, a FRANK Classic!



Peter_Spaeth 03-21-2018 10:19 PM


frankbmd 03-21-2018 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth (Post 1759750)


Regnat Populus

Obviously you have never been to Arkansas Peter.

Peter_Spaeth 03-21-2018 11:21 PM

From the Arkansas English Dictionary.

Definition of Populus. : a genus of trees (family Salicaceae) that is native to the northern hemisphere, that has resinous buds, numerous stamens, incised bracts, and elongated stigmas, and that is well known in cultivation — see poplar — compare salix.

I think your elongated stigma may be interfering with your language in these posts. But we'll let the populace judge.

But to add to your list -- after 80 years of balls flying out of the yard, baseball decided to experiment with a lower scoring, more skill-oriented game, and deadened the ball.

frankbmd 03-22-2018 12:03 AM

Regnat Populus, which is Latin for “the people rule.”

I thought you studied at the Boston Latin School with all your Romaine commentary on the forum.:D

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