Earlier this year, I wrote here about about "the aughts," the name for the decade about to end. As I wrote, I prefer the spelling "aught" to the also-used "ought" because the former poses less risk of confusion.
Yesterday, Paul Krugman's column in the New York Times mentioned the "aughts." Today, the Los Angeles Times once again indirectly voted for the "ought" spelling.
Bad call, L.A. Times.
But at least the L.A. paper spells aka without spaces, as the New York paper did in the Krugman column linked above.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
A Flurry of Aughts/Oughts
Posted by June Casagrande at 8:52 AM
Labels: aught, aught vs. ought, decades, happy new year, language, ought, spelling
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