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Old 12-07-2002, 00:56   #38
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Just to clear up one small point from some of the above posts, see the following:


aught also ought (ôt) noun
1.A cipher; zero.
2.Archaic. Nothing.

[From an aught, alteration of a naught. See naught.]

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If you've ever watched the Beverly Hillbillies, Jethro used aught or naught quite often. And at the beginning of the 20th century, I believe it was very common to refer to the years as aught one, aught two, aught three, etc. Anyway, you get the idea.
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