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Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

‘Ought’ is an important word

    Near the start of the new century, people were being interviewed about how we might refer to the first decade.  As in the “'50s,” the “'70s,” the “'90s,”` and so on.  Should it be the “Zeros”?  No, that doesn't sound quite right.  How about the “Ohs?”  Or, as has been suggested quite tongue-in-cheek, the “Uh-Ohs!”  The interviewer finally said we might go with the suggestion, the “Oughts.”  True enough, “ought” is an acceptable way to refer to zero.  Those with a little more gray in their hair might remember that that's how some used to refer to the ...

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