Sunday, January 03, 2010

Decade??

Can someone please remind our supposedly educated press that the new decade starts at the end of 2010??

9 Comments:

Blogger Ramble On said...

10 years is 10 years.

1/03/2010 5:52 PM  
Blogger Vonster said...

So the decade could end at 05?

Decades begin at 01 and end at the end of 10.

When you count to ten, you don't start with zero. They did this same ignorant crap in 99/2000.

The again, journalism died in 2008.

1/04/2010 9:16 AM  
Blogger Vonster said...

Let me correct myself:

In this case, the decade ends in 2010. The next decade will end at the end of 2020 and so on...

1/04/2010 6:17 PM  
Blogger Scruff said...

I disagree... The 90s were 1990-1999. the 50s were 1950-1959. The 2000s were 2000-2009.

We are now in the 10s.

1/05/2010 12:18 PM  
Blogger Vonster said...

So you'd count to ten from zero?

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.

1/05/2010 1:30 PM  
Blogger Scruff said...

Absolutely I'd count from zero. In math you always start from zero.

I see your point about the calendar most likely starting at year 1, but the calendar was back-calculated. There wasn't a council of guys that said okay, we start counting today... at 1! We've been using the Gregorian calendar for over 400 years.

I believe it is true that year 1AD follows year 1BC, so you could argue that point more if you wanted... but it would really bother me to accept that the 90s were 1991-2000, and not 1990-1999.

1/05/2010 4:15 PM  
Blogger Vonster said...

Apples and oranges - this is pop culture versus fact.

Again, if I ask you to quick count to ten you'll start at 1.

1/06/2010 8:49 AM  
Blogger Filesender said...

Lol, yeah the media is a joke. The create more news then they actually report it seems these days, and if you're a news network that goes by the name 'Fox" you even alter news to suit your agenda.
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2/04/2010 2:20 PM  
Blogger jcmarchaux said...

I'm with Vonster. The "90s" may be from 1990 through 1999, but the DECADE is still from 1991-2000. You have 10 fingers, right? Not 9; "finger zero" doesn't count when counting (despite higher mathematics).

(Finger Zero -- dibs on this for the name of a band!!)

2/08/2010 10:42 AM  

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