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Not the end of the decade 22:16 - Dec 31 with 1348 viewsGuthrum

Grump grump. No year zero. Mutter mutter.

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Not the end of the decade on 22:31 - Dec 31 with 1323 viewsTerry_Nutkins

Is it you that keeps banging on about this or someone else. I literally don't get your point. First year is 0-1. What's the problem?

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Not the end of the decade on 22:35 - Dec 31 with 1314 viewsGuthrum

Not the end of the decade on 22:31 - Dec 31 by Terry_Nutkins

Is it you that keeps banging on about this or someone else. I literally don't get your point. First year is 0-1. What's the problem?


Only once a decade

No year zero (1BC/BCE followed by 1AD/CE), thus first year of a decade ends in a 1. And final year ends in a 0.

Pedantic grumbling.

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Not the end of the decade on 22:56 - Dec 31 with 1286 viewsEatonBlue

. . . and another thing - fireworks all evening here - they are supposed to be at midnight ffs
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Not the end of the decade on 23:14 - Dec 31 with 1244 viewshoppy

Not the end of the decade on 22:56 - Dec 31 by EatonBlue

. . . and another thing - fireworks all evening here - they are supposed to be at midnight ffs
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Probably based on the fact it might be midnight somewhere in the world?

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Not the end of the decade on 23:25 - Dec 31 with 1225 viewsjeera

Not the end of the decade on 23:14 - Dec 31 by hoppy

Probably based on the fact it might be midnight somewhere in the world?


Or those who just haven't got around to changing all of their clocks yet.

I have a couple. One is up on the wall which means I have get up on a chair and all that.

It's not worth it. Give it a few months and we're back on track anyway.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Not the end of the decade on 00:07 - Jan 1 with 1170 viewsPendejo

Not the end of the decade on 22:56 - Dec 31 by EatonBlue

. . . and another thing - fireworks all evening here - they are supposed to be at midnight ffs
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Had them last night also, but I guess that's cos the big show is only 4 miles away

uberima fides
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Not the end of the decade on 00:13 - Jan 1 with 1164 viewsOldsmoker

By that reasoning 2000 was not the first year of the 21st century but the last year of the 20th century.
I don't buy that.

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Not the end of the decade on 00:16 - Jan 1 with 1157 viewsOldsmoker

Not the end of the decade on 22:56 - Dec 31 by EatonBlue

. . . and another thing - fireworks all evening here - they are supposed to be at midnight ffs
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I live in an efnic area and the excuse is that they are celebrating the new year from their origin country.
Fireworks have been going off every hour since 4 pm when it got dark.

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Not the end of the decade on 00:18 - Jan 1 with 1152 viewsFtnfwest

Not the end of the decade on 00:16 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

I live in an efnic area and the excuse is that they are celebrating the new year from their origin country.
Fireworks have been going off every hour since 4 pm when it got dark.


Isn’t it diwali or something?
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Not the end of the decade on 00:36 - Jan 1 with 1120 viewsOldsmoker

Not the end of the decade on 00:18 - Jan 1 by Ftnfwest

Isn’t it diwali or something?


Not Diwali until november.
It's just a lame excuse to frighten my cat.

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Not the end of the decade on 10:28 - Jan 1 with 933 viewsGuthrum

Not the end of the decade on 00:13 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

By that reasoning 2000 was not the first year of the 21st century but the last year of the 20th century.
I don't buy that.


Tis true, tho.

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Not the end of the decade on 12:01 - Jan 1 with 849 viewsOldsmoker

Not the end of the decade on 10:28 - Jan 1 by Guthrum

Tis true, tho.


A total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face has always seen me through.
Baaaaaa.

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Not the end of the decade on 12:09 - Jan 1 with 833 viewshoppy

Not the end of the decade on 00:13 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

By that reasoning 2000 was not the first year of the 21st century but the last year of the 20th century.
I don't buy that.


Don’t you remember the confusion regarding the Millennium Bug? When nothing untoward happened as it clicked over to midnight 2000, it probably meant all chaos would occur the following year instead...

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Not the end of the decade on 12:19 - Jan 1 with 822 viewsOldsmoker

Not the end of the decade on 12:09 - Jan 1 by hoppy

Don’t you remember the confusion regarding the Millennium Bug? When nothing untoward happened as it clicked over to midnight 2000, it probably meant all chaos would occur the following year instead...


I landed a 3-month contract to check a companys resilience to the 2000 bug.
It took 1 week to learn there was nothing wrong with their system.
It wasn't the easiest money I'd ever earnt as I had to look busy for the remaining 12 weeks.

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Not the end of the decade on 13:47 - Jan 1 with 757 viewsstonojnr

Not the end of the decade on 00:13 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

By that reasoning 2000 was not the first year of the 21st century but the last year of the 20th century.
I don't buy that.


you dont have to buy it,but its true, they celebrated the start of the 20th century in 1901, and no doubt the 19th in 1801 as well, we only changed it no doubt because 2000 sounded like a nice round number.

but culturally for decades they are measured 0-9 instead. so the last decade has gone and we are in the 3rd decade of the 21st century...yeah its confusing but just go with it :)
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Not the end of the decade on 18:06 - Jan 1 with 720 viewsTerry_Nutkins

Not the end of the decade on 22:35 - Dec 31 by Guthrum

Only once a decade

No year zero (1BC/BCE followed by 1AD/CE), thus first year of a decade ends in a 1. And final year ends in a 0.

Pedantic grumbling.


I still don't get it. I think you are confused i really do (or i am haha). The first ever year in history lets say is still 0-1 so carry on...0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (10 years). Now carry that on for the century and so on. so 10-11, 11-12, 12-13....

What am i missing in your logic (genuine question).

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Not the end of the decade on 18:11 - Jan 1 with 714 viewsjeera

Not the end of the decade on 18:06 - Jan 1 by Terry_Nutkins

I still don't get it. I think you are confused i really do (or i am haha). The first ever year in history lets say is still 0-1 so carry on...0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (10 years). Now carry that on for the century and so on. so 10-11, 11-12, 12-13....

What am i missing in your logic (genuine question).


I don't understand either but it was certainly stated at the turn of the [supposed] millennium with people brighter than I pointing out the same thing.

I don't doubt them, more that I just don't 'get it'.

That's ok. I know my limitations.

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Not the end of the decade on 18:19 - Jan 1 with 698 viewsJ2BLUE

Not the end of the decade on 18:06 - Jan 1 by Terry_Nutkins

I still don't get it. I think you are confused i really do (or i am haha). The first ever year in history lets say is still 0-1 so carry on...0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (10 years). Now carry that on for the century and so on. so 10-11, 11-12, 12-13....

What am i missing in your logic (genuine question).


There was no year zero. It went from 1 BC to 1 AD. There was no 0 inbetween.

It's like a baby being born and being 1 years old on day of birth. On their tenth birthday that would have been alive only 9 years, not a decade.

Therefore, technically, if we work in decades, each decade ends on the first year. 11/21/31/41 etc. We don't do it like that for the sake of convenience so the first 'decade' of the AD/CE calendar only had 9 years.

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Not the end of the decade on 18:23 - Jan 1 with 689 viewsjeera

Not the end of the decade on 18:19 - Jan 1 by J2BLUE

There was no year zero. It went from 1 BC to 1 AD. There was no 0 inbetween.

It's like a baby being born and being 1 years old on day of birth. On their tenth birthday that would have been alive only 9 years, not a decade.

Therefore, technically, if we work in decades, each decade ends on the first year. 11/21/31/41 etc. We don't do it like that for the sake of convenience so the first 'decade' of the AD/CE calendar only had 9 years.


Now that makes sense.

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Not the end of the decade on 18:49 - Jan 1 with 658 viewsGeoffSentence

Not the end of the decade on 22:56 - Dec 31 by EatonBlue

. . . and another thing - fireworks all evening here - they are supposed to be at midnight ffs
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For those of us who live out here in the Ipswich-Shotley-Sudbury Golden Triangle there are bird scarers going off all day every day. All the noise of fireworks, none of the pretty lights.

Can be like the battle of the Somme at times.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Not the end of the decade on 22:42 - Jan 2 with 553 viewsTerry_Nutkins

Not the end of the decade on 18:19 - Jan 1 by J2BLUE

There was no year zero. It went from 1 BC to 1 AD. There was no 0 inbetween.

It's like a baby being born and being 1 years old on day of birth. On their tenth birthday that would have been alive only 9 years, not a decade.

Therefore, technically, if we work in decades, each decade ends on the first year. 11/21/31/41 etc. We don't do it like that for the sake of convenience so the first 'decade' of the AD/CE calendar only had 9 years.


Ok so this gies back to that specific point in time basically from 1AD. Gotcha. But we know the system of decades has changed and its easy and makes perfect sense so this is basically just people being pedents. Haha got it.

I didn't like your baby anology though as that could confuse more as that system is correct as there is year 0-1.

* googled the 1AD bit. Yep noted. Time has all been a lie. Haha
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Not the end of the decade on 22:45 - Jan 2 with 546 viewsSwansea_Blue

Not the end of the decade on 00:13 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

By that reasoning 2000 was not the first year of the 21st century but the last year of the 20th century.
I don't buy that.


2000-1=1999

= 19 Centuries and 99 years

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Not the end of the decade on 22:46 - Jan 2 with 543 viewsJ2BLUE

Not the end of the decade on 22:42 - Jan 2 by Terry_Nutkins

Ok so this gies back to that specific point in time basically from 1AD. Gotcha. But we know the system of decades has changed and its easy and makes perfect sense so this is basically just people being pedents. Haha got it.

I didn't like your baby anology though as that could confuse more as that system is correct as there is year 0-1.

* googled the 1AD bit. Yep noted. Time has all been a lie. Haha
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The baby analogy only works because they have the year 0-1. That's what helps people understand the point.

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Not the end of the decade on 11:51 - Jan 3 with 388 viewsRyorry

Not the end of the decade on 12:01 - Jan 1 by Oldsmoker

A total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face has always seen me through.
Baaaaaa.


Oi - can't you get anything right? Pig-heads go "oink", only sheep go "Baaaa"!

^Pedants' Corner^

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