Decade yes or decade no

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Decade yes or decade no

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A lot of people are busy right now with showing the world what happened in the last decade. Even well respected news sites and TV stations are doing this.

The bad news is: the decade is not over yet.

At some point people started numbering the years. In the western world it is accepted to count from a moment "zero." The years before that moment are counted backwards and annotated as BC. Even non-believers are doing this! The years after that moment are in general not annotated or given the annotation AD. The first year after that zero-moment is the year "1." To complete the first decade you have to wait until the year "10" is over.

So a decade starts with a year ending with a "1" and it ends with year that ends with a "0."

People who are celebrating the end of the decade now have a second celebration next year. Like a famous Dutch soccer-player once said:"Elk nadeel heb z'n voordeel." This is impossible to translate but it says more or less:" There is always something good in something bad."

A very happy New Year to all members, decade or no decade.
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A very happy New Year to all members, decade or no decade.

Hopefully non of this decade stuff leads to the decadent skirt wearing - an awful thought !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !

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Re: Decade yes or decade no

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I think for all intents and purposes, tomorrow we'll be in the "roaring twenties" of the new century...

Here's to NOT repeating another 1929!
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Re: Decade yes or decade no

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moonshadow wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:54 am
I think for all intents and purposes, tomorrow we'll be in the "roaring twenties" of the new century...

Here's to NOT repeating another 1929!
Horrors having to go to a speakeasy wearing a skirt drinking illegal hootch - we have come this far to fall back on ole times ? LOL of course !
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !

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