About all this "end of the decade" "best of the decade" talk...

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  1. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Decades go 1 to 10, not 10 to 9.

    Just saying.

    Expect my "Best of the Decade" list in a year.
     
  2. Sokar

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    So then the year 0 would have been in the -10's decade then?

    According to dictionary.com, a decade does go 0-9 though:

    1. a period of ten years: the three decades from 1776 to 1806.
    2. a period of ten years beginning with a year whose last digit is zero: the decade of the 1980s.
    3. a group, set, or series of ten.
     
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    Then why is it called the 90's, 80's, 40's ect.

    We just lived through the 00's and now were in the 10's.

    Thread fail.
     
  4. firehawc_69

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    The decade started in 2000.

    1) 2000
    2) 2001
    3) 2002
    4) 2003
    5) 2004
    6) 2005
    7) 2006
    8) 2007
    9) 2008
    10) 2009

    10 = decade.

    You lose.
     
  5. Elita_One

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    2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


    You do the math, OP.
     
  6. Kupp

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    yes, the 20th century ended on December 31, 2000. The Year 2000 was part of the last decade. We just entered the last year of the first decade of the 21st century.

    Remember there was no year 0. The first decade went from the beginning of year one, to the end of year 10.
     
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    fixed
     
  8. Kupp

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    read the first sentence of this article: 20th century - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    nevermind, let me quote it so you don't have to use your index finger to click on the link.
    Hell we are only 9 years into the 3rd millennium.
     
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    There... was no Year 0. Zero is nothing but a placeholder for Mathematic purposes. It went 2 BC, 1 BC, 1 AD.

    So then the first ten years of the first Gregorian decade went from 1AD to 10AD.
     
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    lol @ wikipedia as factual reference.

    Oh, and I can do it too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decade

     
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    What do you want me to do, go down to the library on a Friday night, borrow a book, highlight relevant passages, and mail it to you?

    If you are going to use the arbitrary definition of a decade, then every year is the end of a decade.
     
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    Reread my last post. It's edited to counter your claim.
     
  14. QmTablit

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    I like how your very quote proves my point.

     
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    nice try, thanks for playing.
     
  16. firehawc_69

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    "You have to keep reading." ~ Bartleby, Dogma

    The fact is, your point may apply to centuries, but not to individual decades. This past decade consisted of the years 2000-2009.
     
  17. Kupp

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    I did, I also give up, because it really comes down to how you slice up time, and semantics.

    It seems like the centuries go from from 1901-2000, 2001-2100, where as decades go from 1900-1909, 2000-2009, ect...

    It is just inconsistent, annoying, a symptom of how we choose to measure time as opposed to how we should measure time.
     
  18. Sokar

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    and the same wikipedia also states that :

    This is why wikipedia is still not always an authourative source for information. It can be contradictory
     
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    Being "uncommonly referenced" doesn't deny it as fact.
     
  20. firehawc_69

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    True, but you can also be laughed off the boards for referencing Wikipedia...
     
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