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New Decade?

 
 
Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 12:07 am
I keep hearing TV persons hail the start of the new decade. One made the point, "The century is already one tenth over." I am one who believes the new decade begins in twelve months. Am I wrong?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 12:12 am
@edgarblythe,
yes
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 12:16 am
@edgarblythe,
Yes, and y2k should have been a year earlier, too.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 12:17 am
@roger,
what year is it again?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 12:19 am
@Rockhead,
2110 ... I think....
Aa
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 01:18 am
tsarstepan, for you it may be 2110, but for me in California it's the final hour of 2009, about a quarter past eleven.

More importantly, how does one verbalize the year? For some, it's still "two thousand and ten" - for others it's "twenty ten". I imagine that soon the "thousand and..." framing will sound rather quaint and turn-of-the-century-ish.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 02:02 am
@Aa,
Well enjoy the New Year Aa! I'm going to sleep now!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 04:10 am
@edgarblythe,
ITs MMX
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 06:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Happy New Year, Aa!!!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 07:21 am
@Aa,
havent heard from you ina while. HAppy .

EDGAR, just a thought. Is it really not Jan 1 until midnight tonight?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 08:10 am

happy 2001 sequel...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 08:56 am
@farmerman,
Your post is moot now. It's nearly 9AM, central.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 09:03 am
@Aa,
Aa wrote:
tsarstepan, for you it may be 2110, but for me in California it's the final hour of 2009, about a quarter past eleven.


Shocked wow, tsarstepan is 100 years ahead of us

they got hoverboards where you at tsar Cool
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 09:28 am
@djjd62,
Where I am ... you don't need no stinking hoverboards! Take a little Melange and you to can travel anywhere! Shocked

DIS chu' botIvjaj! DIS chu' botIvjaj! Everyone!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 09:29 am
@Region Philbis,
And many Rob Scheider's to you to RP!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 09:39 am
@Aa,
Don't care what decade it is, they call it twenty-ten here


THRILLING to see Aa! Miss ya bunches and bunches of irises and roses and dandelions.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 09:53 am
Whether you count a decade from 2010 to 2019 or from 2011 2020, it's still
ten years.

Makes more sense to me to start with 10, or 20, or whatever. That way all the
years have the same digit in the tens column.

Then there's the "year zero" problem . . .
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 10:05 am
@George,
Ther zero year was my problem. But, since I appear to be a minority, I give up. The century is one tenth used up already.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 10:51 am
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
Rob Scheider
(for the record, was that roy scheider or rob schneider?)
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jan, 2010 10:54 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:

Quote:
Rob Scheider
(for the record, was that roy scheider or rob schneider?)


i'm thinking it was Rob Roy
 

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