PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND
I swear if I see or hear one more person make a fool of themselves on national radio or TV by saying that 2010 is the start of a new decade, I’ll just lose it.
People, there was no year 0. And in principle (forget about science, programming etc) you start counting from 1, not from 0.
So the 1st decade of the 1st century is 1 AD to 10 AD.
Subsequently, the 1st decade of the 20th century is 2001 AD to 2010 AD (12-31-2010 to be exact).
Which means that the new UPCOMING decade – which just so happens to be the 2nd decade of the 21st century – doesn’t START until 01-01-2011.
So please save your jubilation for 01-01-2011. And while you’re at it, stay OFF the damn airwaves with this crap!!!
It is bad enough that we’re all screwing around celebrating 12-25 as the birth of Christ when in fact the date has more in common with those crazy partying Romans than it does with anything Holy.
None of this matters now anyway, since according to the scholastic loons who are *gasp* [mis]interpreting the Mayans, the world is going to end in 2012 anyway. So I guess it does make sense to speed things along with fuzzy math because after all, thats what history is all about.
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