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Old 12-25-2019, 08:36 PM
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As we finish up the last Christmas of the 20-teens, it is really hard to believe we are wrapping up the second decade of this ‘new’ century.

Best of wishes to all for what I hope has been a good Holiday season, however it was spent by each, and best wishes to you and yours in the new decade.

Here comes 2020, ready or not! And to think it has been twenty years already since we were getting ready for the Y2K drama!

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Old 12-31-2019, 09:26 PM
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Happy 2020 to all!


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And I still don't have my personal jetpack.
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No mass produced widely distributed flying cars either....
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No mass produced widely distributed flying cars either....


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My thoughts exactly.
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And THANK GOD for that!!! Can you imagine the effin' idiots who drive cars now flying every day?
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And THANK GOD for that!!! Can you imagine the effin' idiots who drive cars now flying every day?

I'd kinda like to see all those texting idiots slam into a mountain instead of hitting me head on!
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I consider this the end of the decade but there is another group that considers next year the end. This is the "numerical end".
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Yeah, from a purely mathematical perspective I think the latter group you mention are, technically, correct.

But as you allude, and as most people recognize at least from a ‘pop culture’ perspective, we most readily identify beginnings and endings of decades by virtue of a change in the ‘tens’ column.

So, if someone were to say they were “born in the 60s”, the vast majority of folks would interpret that to be somewhere between the beginning of 1960 and the end of 1969.

I recall that discussion came up in late 1999 about the milinium rollover; some saying THAT wouldn’t really happen until 1-1-2001.


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Good thing we got to the moon in 1969. Half the world would have said we failed if we had done it in 1970.
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