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  • #31
    Why, this is ...

    Originally posted by Apoc13 View Post
    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. Often, for brevity, only the tens part is mentioned (60s or sixties), although this may leave it uncertain which century is meant. These references are frequently used to encapsulate pop culture or other widespread phenomena that dominated such a decade, as in The Great Depression of the 1930s. For example, the decade commonly referred to as the "two thousands" ended on December 31, 2009.

    Some writers like to point out that since the common calendar starts from the year 1, its first full decade contained the years from 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. The interval from the year 2001 to 2010 could thus be called the 201st decade, using ordinal numbers. However, contrary to practices in referencing centuries, ordinal references to decades are quite uncommon.
    delicious (dee-lish-us) !; which rhymes with [guess]:thumb::dance::clap:
    "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Brancos View Post
      I think both of us are right but we are talking about two different things. :go:
      No-bo-dy's right, if every-body's wrong.

      I say stop, hey, what's that sound everybody look what's going down.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Bronco_Armada View Post
        It really is not a new decade.

        In order for it to be a new decade in 2010 there would need to be a year 0 in the Gregorian calendar. There is not a year zero.

        3 BC, 2 BC, 1 BC, 1 AD, 2 AD, 3AD etc.

        New decade starts in 2011

        just like the new millennium, people confused it. It started in 2001, not 2000.

        http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2418644/posts
        http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/mil2000.html

        In short, if you want it to be a new decade, century, millennium has to end in a 1.
        Hells yeah, that's what I have been telling people too, with little success however!

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        • #34
          Ah, yes!

          Originally posted by Alastor View Post
          No-bo-dy's right, if every-body's wrong.

          I say stop, hey, what's that sound everybody look what's going down.
          Buffalo Springfield.

          A Neil Young band (before he joined C, S & N).

          Paranoia strikes deep
          into your heart it will creep
          It starts when you're always afraid
          get out of line
          the man come and take you away

          Buffalo Springfield played at Hal Baby's in Aurora c.1967-8.
          Last edited by samparnell; 01-05-2010, 01:15 PM.
          "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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