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Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is the last year that it really works. I'm sure that they'll try it next year, but after that they'll have to think of something else.
Rcs (Rcs)
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Anything to do with Barack Obama being sworn in as president this year? Relevant that he's the first black president of the U.S.?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Rcs (Rcs)

Anything to do with Barack Obama being sworn in as president this year? No. Relevant that he's the first black president of the U.S.? No.
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Attempted answer emailed.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Answered. You're on the right track-ish.
D_gordon (D_gordon)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 1:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My answer was not correct. I asked:

Is it referring to, say, the students who graduated in 2008 as "the class of oh-eight?" It works for the "class of oh-nine," but "class of oh-ten" sounds bad enough (and makes little enough sense) that people will switch to something more sensible, like "the class of eleven" for 2011.
No, but definitely think along those same lines. And you're right, I sincerely hope we never hear about the class of oh-ten.

So...

Is a colloquial reference to the year relevant?

Are "they" people in general? Some specific people? Any formal standards-setting body relevant?

Is 2009 the last year that it really works? 2008?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D_gordon

So...

Is a colloquial reference to the year relevant? No.

Are "they" people in general? Some specific people? This.Any formal standards-setting body relevant? No.

Is 2009 the last year that it really works? This. 2008?
Oisin (Oisin)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this 'it', for which this is the last year that it works, something communicated? If so, spoken? written? electronic? graphical?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another attempted answer emailed
Gourami (Gourami)
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Oisin (Oisin)

Is this 'it', for which this is the last year that it works, something communicated? Yesish, but don't let me put you on the wrong track... If so, spoken? written? electronic? graphical? Closest to this.

Biograd (Biograd)

Another attempted answer emailed You got it exactly! Nice job.
Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 2:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with the fact that this is the last year (for a LONG time, at any rate), that the middle two digits of a year are both 0? Anything to do with the fact that it's going to be a lot harder to make a Google doodle for New Year's Day next year now that they can no longer use those two middle zeros as the "oo" in G00gle?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rcs (Rcs)

Anything to do with the fact that this is the last year (for a LONG time, at any rate), that the middle two digits of a year are both 0? YES! Anything to do with the fact that it's going to be a lot harder to make a Google doodle for New Year's Day next year now that they can no longer use those two middle zeros as the "oo" in G00gle? No. But you're close.
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Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 8:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some other sort of graphic that uses 0's to represent the letter O. Other numbers that resemble letters (e.g. 1/l, 3/e, etc.) relevant?
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Rcs (Rcs)

Some other sort of graphic that uses 0's to represent the letter O. No, but the 00 is relevant. Other numbers that resemble letters (e.g. 1/l, 3/e, etc.) relevant? No.
Rcs (Rcs)
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Is this an advertisment of some sort? Some particular company or business relevant?
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Rcs (Rcs)

Is this an advertisment of some sort? No. Some particular company or business relevant? Yesish, but don't let me put you off track.
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Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 2:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so it wouldn't be the google logo pretending to be the year then?
Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 2:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or the glasses that say 2009 and you look through the 00 part?
Gourami (Gourami)
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Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 1:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bolapara (Bolapara)

Or the glasses that say 2009 and you look through the 00 part? Yes!

***************SPOILER
On New Years' Eve, and especially in Times Square, you see everyone wearing glasses with the rims made out of the two zeroes in the upcoming year. It's worked for ten years now, but no longer. Sure, it might work for 2010 if they put the one between the eyes, but there's no way to make glasses out of 2011.

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