3 Feb 2008

The year dot

Posted by dumpendebat

Are you familiar with the expression the year dot, readers? I ran across it in a Nation column by Katha Pollitt:

[I]f you have to explain your decisions on your website, you’re already in trouble. Because that invites the rejected advertiser to critique your editorial content going back to the year dot

Was that a typo, I wondered, or is it just an expression I’m not familiar with? It turned out to be the latter:

The year dot

Meaning: A very long time ago; too long ago to be dated.

This is a new one to me.

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