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    Contextual reference of "past five decades"

    Salaam, dear members!

    Do you have any clue about the reason for which the author says "past five decades" in the following sentence please?
    This question may seem unrelated to language but I thought it may have some kind of contextual point or reference.

    "To commemorate the occasion, Lamborghini has created a limited-edition masterpiece called Centenario (“centenary” in Italian) that takes everything the Raging Bull has stood for over the past five decades and cranks it up to 11."

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    Re: Contextual reference of "past five decades"

    The past five decades​ means "in the last fifty years."
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    Re: Contextual reference of "past five decades"

    Thank you, but I know the meaning.
    I don't know the story behind that fifty years. The automaker celebrated his 100th birthday. The Raging Bull (if it refers to the movie), released almost 35 years ago. In fact, none of them are 50 years old. So, what does that "over five decades" refer to?

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    Re: Contextual reference of "past five decades"

    Sorry I didn't read your original post carefully. (The odd font made it painful to read.) The Raging Bull refers to Lamborghini, whose emblem is a drawing of an angry bull.

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    Re: Contextual reference of "past five decades"

    You're welcome GoesStation.
    Thank you! With the help of your reply, I think the problem got solved! The company was founded in 1963, i.e. more than five decades ago.
    So, the one who would celebrated his 100th birthday is Ferruccio Lamburgini himself, not his company. I had to read it more carefully.
    Thank you again.

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