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This ain't a new decade

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We seem to be getting people all over the place going on about a 'new decade' which doesn't actually happen for another year.


I thought we went through all that in 2000. A year ending in zero is NOT the start of a new decade - it's the END of one (a 'new' decade stars with a '1' as there never was a year zero).


Look at it this way - if you're asked to count to ten, you start at 1 and finish at 10 - you don't run from 0 to 9

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What?? No Year Zero???... (just kidding, I was born on a year that ended in "0")😄

Yeah, I know.... BUT... there are those that still can't get their heads around how "age" (or an era) works, be it a decade, century or millenium. 😒

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Um - it's millennium (from #mille' and annus) 1,000 and year). NOT from mile and anus - soldier and the second word needs no translation LOL

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Ooops!.. In Spanish it's milenio, which, yes, is 'one thousand years' (from 'mila annorum'...I also studied Latin, hehe)... and, like the name of the street where I live (Urano...the planet), the English translation can often be misconstrued, LOL! :D

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