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    #11

    Re: And a Happy New Year

    So, it's the first year of the twenty-twenties, and the last year of the 202nd decade (the second decade of the 21st century, the first century of the 2nd millenium).

    Anyways, happy New Year, everyone!
    Last edited by Glizdka; 01-Jan-2020 at 17:59. Reason: Thank you, Frank

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    #12

    Re: And a Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    and the last year of the 201st decade
    *202nd

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    #13

    Re: And a Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Goodbye teens (tens?), hello twenties.

    Language question: How do we refer to the passing decade? Is it the teens or the tens or something else? When prefaced with twenty, the twenty-teens sounds wrong, but without twenty, the tens sounds wrong too!
    Over here, we always called the 191x years the "teens". I'm pretty confident we'll do the same this time around.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #14

    Re: And a Happy New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    It sounds like an unmathematical number.
    There's worse than that.

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