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Usually "High rate of speed" is a meaningless clause.

Speed is a rate. Specifically, the rate that distance changes over a unit time. Rate of speed almost means acceleration, but that isn't how people use it.

This year 2009 is often referred to as 09, pronounced o nine. Last year was o eight. Referring to next year as o ten is not the same.

Please join me in laughing and making fun of people that use these phrases, maybe they'll stop.
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Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?


Yes, but can they accelerate at a high rate of speed over that distance in a short amount of time?
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Wait, what? Who the hell says "Oh ten"?

I mean, that's so stupid I wouldn't even be able to make fun of a person saying it. My belly would hurt too hard from sadness.
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2[010] = o' ten!

for the record i say twenny-ten.
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According to this poll, not many people around here say "oh ten", if any. So I suppose you'll have to go elsewhere to find people to make fun of.
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It's two-aught-aught-nine now and'll be two-aught-ten in a few months! And get off my lawn! arrrh
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Lothartvni wrote:
2[010] = o' ten!

for the record i say twenny-ten.


I'm going to call it "the year we make contact"
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?


Incredibly, I see less and less of "light-years are a unit of time" mistakes.
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Lothartvni wrote:
2[010] = o' ten!

for the record i say twenny-ten.


Twentington?
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unixrevolution wrote:
Sinister Dexter wrote:
Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?


Incredibly, I see less and less of "light-years are a unit of time" mistakes.


I did the kessel run in 12 parsecs.
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To be fair, I think the o ten happens when someone is "carrying on" the o 8, o 9 sequence, but it still bugs me.

For example, when we are discussing the model year of S/W releases (automotive) we talk about o eight and o nine releases and sometimes o ten slips out. I don't know of anyone that does it on purpose.

Now, rate of speed is intentional and really grates. This morning on NPR some expert was talking about the high rate of speed that the US's version of the Iraqi evacuation clock was running.shake
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I'v seen the decade from 2000-2009 referred to as The Naughties.
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qzhdad wrote:
Usually "High rate of speed" is a meaningless clause.

Speed is a rate. Specifically, the rate that distance changes over a unit time. Rate of speed almost means acceleration, but that isn't how people use it.

This year 2009 is often referred to as 09, pronounced o nine. Last year was o eight. Referring to next year as o ten is not the same.

Please join me in laughing and making fun of people that use these phrases, maybe they'll stop.


Since english isnt my native language I will give you my opinion in a more understandable way:

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MWChapel wrote:
unixrevolution wrote:
Sinister Dexter wrote:
Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?


Incredibly, I see less and less of "light-years are a unit of time" mistakes.


I did the kessel run in 12 parsecs.


And my car weighs thirty kilometers.
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qzhdad wrote:
Usually "High rate of speed" is a meaningless clause.

Speed is a rate. Specifically, the rate that distance changes over a unit time. Rate of speed almost means acceleration, but that isn't how people use it.

This year 2009 is often referred to as 09, pronounced o nine. Last year was o eight. Referring to next year as o ten is not the same.

Please join me in laughing and making fun of people that use these phrases, maybe they'll stop.


It's a true fact!

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unixrevolution wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
unixrevolution wrote:
Sinister Dexter wrote:
Did you know the new electric cars are light-years ahead of their time?


Incredibly, I see less and less of "light-years are a unit of time" mistakes.


I did the kessel run in 12 parsecs.


And my car weighs thirty kilometers.


Well oddly enough when you ask a person from a metric country what they weigh, they five the results in kilograms which is a mass unit, not a weight (force) unit.

My daughter was tickled yesterday when she discovered that the English unit of mass is the slug.
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I wanna say "one fail swoop" here, but I can't figure out a clever way how.
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KSensei wrote:
I wanna say "one fail swoop" here, but I can't figure out a clever way how.


FAIL! (swoop)

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