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Are you the reanimated corpse of some midcentury transportation planner?
midcentury? are you saying he's from the future? because we're only 1/5th of the way through the century.
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improved speed across every subway line from 2018 thru 2019 during andy byford era:


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midcentury? are you saying he's from the future? because we're only 1/5th of the way through the century.
Really?

Mid 20th century derrr.
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To be fair, that phrase will soon become pretty confusing, in the same way we shouldn't use "turn of the century" to describe 1890-1910 anymore.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2020, 6:53 PM
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Really?

Mid 20th century derrr.
Hahaha

man, this made me laugh way more than it should have.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2020, 7:13 PM
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To be fair, that phrase will soon become pretty confusing, in the same way we shouldn't use "turn of the century" to describe 1890-1910 anymore.
This is true and somehow makes me feel old and youngish at the same time.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 1:15 AM
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this morning i think i spotted the new camera/gizmo that will bust cars driving on the 14st busway.


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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 2:17 AM
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 4:42 PM
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mta coronavirus response


Op-ed: The MTA’s proactive response to coronavirus

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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 5:25 PM
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Really?

Mid 20th century derrr.
I was being facetious, I know it means mid 20th century.
But I think that the term should be updated to reflect which century you're talking about - in the 23rd century will we still be using "midcentury" to mean "mid 20th century?"
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 5:35 PM
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I was being facetious, I know it means mid 20th century.
But I think that the term should be updated to reflect which century you're talking about - in the 23rd century will we still be using "midcentury" to mean "mid 20th century?"
you are right it is problematic because we are used to calling the 1890's, 1900s and 1910s turn of the century, but i think the issue will correct itself as time goes on. more and more the term 'turn of the century' will come to mean the 1990s to 2010s. we are not quite there as yet, but almost.

i suppose the term 'midcentury' will bump to the 2050s by around the 2090s or so.

yikes.
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Context dear Watson... "Corpse" tends to be rooted in the past, not the future.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2020, 7:42 PM
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you are right it is problematic because we are used to calling the 1890's, 1900s and 1910s turn of the century, but i think the issue will correct itself as time goes on. more and more the term 'turn of the century' will come to mean the 1990s to 2010s. we are not quite there as yet, but almost.

i suppose the term 'midcentury' will bump to the 2050s by around the 2090s or so.

yikes.
mmm, let's fix it now. we're well enough into the 21st century that we shouldn't be talking about the 20th like we're still in it.
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I found a sweet Mid-20th-Century-Modern chair at a thrift store said absolutely no one ever.
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The young folks will correct the situation. However, mid-century means the 1950s to me...until I die.
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I found a sweet Mid-20th-Century-Modern chair at a thrift store said absolutely no one ever.
that's the problem
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more wuhan corona local transit response:


Coronavirus fears spurs Amtrak to suspend three Acela Nonstop trains between N.Y. & D.C.

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The young folks will correct the situation. However, mid-century means the 1950s to me...until I die.
OK boomer
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I'm in my thirties. Midcentury unless the word is in the context of some future science or economic article or discussion and is preceded by the word "by" , it's going to mean last century.

Now can you stop being a creep and drop this. And the boomer comment really is not becoming.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2020, 1:24 PM
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I'm in my thirties. Midcentury unless the word is in the context of some future science or economic article or discussion and is preceded by the word "by" , it's going to mean last century.

Now can you stop being a creep and drop this. And the boomer comment really is not becoming.
calling me a creep for defending my position is what is unbecoming.
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