While others have been worrying about nuclear weapons being set off and the collapse of the world's financial markets as a result of Y2K bugs, my friends and I have been working on the truly important issues.
The REAL questions of how we are going to deal with the next millennium.
We have been spending many sleepless nights mulling over the crucial problems that everyone else is ignoring...
What is really bothering us the most about this whole next millennium thing is the change in the way we will have to say things.
That's right: Semantics is our real problem.
We started realizing that important events, such as the next Olympics and the next election are going to occur in the Year 2000 (and beyond).
Now, in the traditional style of abbreviating, we would refer to 1996 Olympics as the: '96 Olympics. In the last election, we saw: "Vote for (some politician) in '96" Bumper Stickers.
Thus, 1999 is referred to as '99 and the year 2000 is '00. Which works out just fine in print. But the real question is: How do you say it?
Forget about computers not figuring out what year it is... If come next year, we still don't know how to say the year, think of the mass confusion that will abound!! (Maybe "2000" is the TRUE "Number of the Beast"!)
Thus, to prevent the Apocalypse, we have founded the "Y2K Speak Freely Foundation", to start exploring this important issue, before mass chaos explodes.
The best that we have come up with so far is:
Being that we are starting at zero again, another word for Zero or Nothing is "naught". Thus, it would be proper to describe something from the "naught" decade as "naughty."
So then, I can be a "Naughty" kind of guy. I can also be looking for a "Naughty" girl! And I can even drive a "Naughty-one Ferrari"!!
Now there's something that I can live with for the next decade!
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERYONE USING THE PHRASE "The Naughties" BY THE END OF 1999!
Please circulate this critical information and help us solve this crisis before it is too late.