[DWJ] colonel v. kernel was Re: "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Jun 7 23:53:59 EDT 2010


In general we can't call them the 1400s in formal writing. And it  
always takes
me a double-think to get from, say, 15th century to 1400s, and I have  
a degree
in history.

On Jun 7, 2010, at 3:42 PM, Charlie Butler wrote:

> On 7 June 2010 21:38, Jenny Schwartzberg  
> <schwartzbergj at newberry.org> wrote:
>>
>> Thank you!  Now, what is this rational way of naming centuries?
>
>
> The 1400s being called the quattrocento, rather than the fifteenth  
> century,
> I guess? Of course, we do have the option of calling them the  
> 1400s, as I
> just demonstrated.
>
> A triblet is a decorative motif composed of three intertwined  
> tidbits, yes?
>
> Charlie


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