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He`s from the south, cut him some slack!
I love it when people are so wrong and think they`re so right. They really don`t look too smart. I`m not saying you`re totally wrong revdrdark, a decade could be any combination of ten years (1993-2002). Depending on who you talk to you could be right or you could be wrong. Before you get all high and mighty next time take 2 minutes and double check your knowledge.
Decade: A decade is a period of ten years. The word is derived (via French) from the Late Latin decadem which actually stands for ten days. The other words for spans of years also come from Latin: lustrum (5 years), century (100 years), millennium (1000 years). - Your Mom and good ol Wiki
Although any period of ten years is a decade, a convenient and frequently referenced interval is based on the tens digit of the calendar year, as in using 1960s to represent the decade from 1960 to 1969.
The day I was born was the first day of the first year of my life, and I was one year old as soon as it was over. Same for Jesus, no zeroes involved.
OTOH, looking at the numbers as a counter, the first digit counts millenia, the second centuries, the third decades and the fourth years. Same for the mileage of your car or your power meter.
Stop nitpicking. Tolerate others. Party twice. ;-)
Let me show you them.
(I don`t know what half of this stuff is. I must not get out much. :P)
umm... so we went from 1 BC to 1 AD is what your saying....?
Don`t argue about it. A child begins life the moment it is born, it is a whole year old at its 1st birthday, 2 yrs old at its 2nd birthday, etc. The decade starts on 01Jan10 and ends on 31Dec19. EVERY decade ends on 9, not at the end of the entire year AFTER.
What`s Abu Ghraib? I tend to not Google things I`ve never heard of before >.<
2000 (1) 2001 (2) 2002 (3)2003 (4)2004 (5)2005 (6)2006 (7)2007 (8)2008 (9)2009 (10)
And yes, 2000 counts, because 1990 was part of the 90`s, not the 80`s.
That gets huge brownie points with me. :-P
federer and nadal were the top tennis players and it always felt like they were playing each other in championships
only thing that really gave me a smile was the pic for 2004 couple, demi and ashton
And if you understand time at all, you have to have the year between 0 and 1, otherwise it doesnt make sense. Any commonly used numerical system starts at 0 then goes up 0.1,0.2... until it reaches 1. Why would people suddenly decide when creating the calendar think differently? They wouldn`t.
In my opinion, case closed. :)
1 year is defined as 365 days correct? How can one year elapse if you don`t start from a starting point?...... also 1/1/1 is misleading implying that one year has already passed its like us going from 1999 to 2001.
This is wrong in terms of counting and right in terms of the calendar.Why do graphs start from 0 and not one if you have no money in your pocket do you say you have $1.00 or $0.00. 0 is the starting point, the origin if you do not include 0 in any time line you are wrong flat out if you start from one can you define anything less than one so the day 1 - 365 never existed, and time skipped from day -1 to day 366?
I for one, looking back on it, despise the last 10 years.
Socially, however, who cares? Going off the tens-column is much easier so we can call things seventies, eighties and what not. Turning 2 digits over on the calender is always a good reason to get excited.
You`re looking at the time. 00:00:00 is the start of the new day. That first day is the first day of the first month of the first year of the new counting system. Or 1/1/1, not 1/1/0. My counting seems to work just fine, thank you.
Cardinal is, however, more commonly used to refer to Decades, and was used in the 1999-2000 New Year to refer to the new millennium.
So, I guess we`ll have to agree to disagree.
Nif, age is different. When you`re "0 years old", you`re in your first year. Year 1 means your 0 years old.
MidniteRun, sorry to say it, but your logic is flawed. I am saying that we still are in the first decade of this century. You can`t prove me wrong about being in the first decade just by saying we`re in the second one.
we had the 70s... ended at `79the 80s ended at `89the 90s ended at `99
and now it ended at `09
FFS people, is it REALLY SO F*CKING HARD to TRY and find the right money symbol for a country?
Jesus... Using the Yen symbol for China... F*cking RAGE... Seriously... That`s like using the Dollar sign to represent a Euro...
Nope, you`re wrong.
By your logic we are still in the previous decade, which we aren`t.
The last decade began on January 1st 2000 and ended on 31st December 2009.
The current decade began January 1st 2010 and will end 31st December 2019.
Think about it. The first year of anything would be year 1, not year 0."
This seemed strange, but after looking it up I guess it makes sense.
So the decade of the 90`s should include the year 2000 by that logic. What are you even saying?
Think about it. The first year of anything would be year 1, not year 0.