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From: Lionel H . MacQuarrie
Subject: attn:
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 01:27:40 GMT

the word blecchhh. It's the 'ch' sound in Scottish words like loch or German words like ach; it's a Spanish 'j' and a Russian 'kh'. When you say it correctly to your computer, the terminal may become slightly moist." [The TeXbook, 1986, Addison Wesley, page 1] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subject: What is the last year of the 20th century A.D.? The A.D. (Latin, Anno Domini, In the Year of Our Lord) system was devised before "origin 0 counting" was invented, and the starting year was accordingly numbered 1. So the 1st century was 1 to 100, the 2nd was 101 to 200, the 20th is 1901 to 2000... This is standard terminology no matter how much some of you may dislike it. However, "a" century or millenium is any span of 100 or 1000 years; so if you want to celebrate the end of "the century" or "the millenium", meaning 1900-1999 or 1000-1999, on December 31, 1999, you ce

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