1)Year 2000. (Y=year, 2k=2 times k, k being short for kilo which means 1000)

2)Computers only counted the last two digits of a number, so they didn't know the difference between 2000 or 1900. This would cause various problems with dates and finances, and would cause a big mess. People were panicking and saying that when 2000 rolled around, all the computers would crash and the nuclear bombs would go off or something.
Good thing I'm Amish, Y2k won't affect me!
by Newbia May 30, 2004
The day the world got pwned.
Oh shit, Y2k is here!

...

...

...

...What now?
by Mr Vaginaface June 20, 2007
biggest scam since the pyramid scheme

responsible for the biggest sales in history for generators, bottled water,
and useless computer books and software(which probably wouldn't have worked anyway)
Y2K was like the pyramid scheme in that millions of people spent a shitload of money for nothing, and a few people got very rich from it.
by lucky June 03, 2004
the last time people were as freaked out as they are about December 2012... just saying
"I remember walking into a bookstore on January 3, 2000 and all the Y2K books were 95 % off, and laughing my ass off"
by pseudonym2607 January 07, 2010


1)Year 2000. (Y=year, 2k=2 times k, k being short for kilo which means 1000)

2)Computers only counted the last two digits of a number, so people thought they didn't know the difference between 2000 or 1900. They thought This would cause various problems with dates and finances, and would cause a huge mess. People were panicking and saying that when 2000 rolled around, all the computers would crash and the nuclear bombs would go off and end the world.

3. It never happened. Dont worry.
December 31 11:58pm :
YOU GUYS WE HAVE TO GET DOWN TO THE CELLAR!
Y2K IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!

January 1 1:03am :
It didn't happen.

by Samanthaa* August 17, 2007
It was when the Spam company and the people that sold generators got a big pile of revenue.
Y2K....finally the generator company is getting business for once
by GetDitty December 07, 2007
The twentieth century after BC; the year when computers and resources were supposed to explode,implode, and crash all together.
I was so scared for y2k to come!!
by Carissa December 29, 2003

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