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When do you think the decade ends?

  1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    This is the first thread I've started in quite a while, but I think it's a question that's all over the place right now, and I haven't seen it in the forums. I did a quick search just to make sure.

    When do you think the decade ends and the new one begins?

    Does it end on the 31st of December 2009, or 31st of December 2010? And does the new decade start on the 1st of January 2010, or 1st of January 2011?

    Have at it. This should be good.

    1. TMMason profile image63
      TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      @ 0 - and @ 10, all 10s are the zero years peeps. decade ends in 09.

      2010 is the next decade.

      I believe their is a famous mistake in the gregorian calender in regards to zeros.

      They have been messin with the masses, since the Hindus created it, the "zero", along with "Arabic Numorology", which is a complete mis-gnomer.

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
        Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A lot of people seem to think so. Everyone is making their "best of the decade" lists and so on.

    2. Diskobolos profile image54
      Diskobolosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right before the next one begins.smile

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
        Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ha...ha. rollsmile

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    It was funnier about Y2K. But I still don't know the right answer lol

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely. smile

  3. tonymac04 profile image88
    tonymac04posted 7 years ago

    Strictly speaking the decade ends on 31 December 2010. We start counting from 1 (i.e. 2001 is the start of the decade) so ten years thereafter would be 2010. But the convention has become that the decade ends on 31 December 2009. Does it really matter, though?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image85
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      about as much as daylight savings time.

      1. TMMason profile image63
        TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Zero comes before one. We count from 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (10)zero, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 etc. thus the 1900, or 2000 turn of the century mark.

        1999 being the end.

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
          Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          What do you think of that? Anybody?

    2. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with that. We starting counting from 1, not 0.

      Does it matter? Well, to be honest, I just wanted to see some fighting! big_smile

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image85
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You want to see fighting ask which is better Cola or Mountain Dew?

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
          Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Neither! smile

  4. TMMason profile image63
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    "@ 0 - and @ 10, all 10s are the zero years peeps. decade ends in 09."

    "2010 is the next decade."




    I believe their is a famous mistake in the gregorian calender in regards to zeros.

    They have been messin with the masses, since the Hindus created it, the "zero", along with "Arabic Numorology", which is a complete mis-gnomer.

    SORRY, I was babbling in the edit box. lolol

  5. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Depends if you want chronological time of vernacular time.

    Chronologically:
    If we started counting at one, then a baby would be 1 year old when it emerges from the womb.  It is not, however, and we count only months until 1 year has been completed.

    A decade is the same. Given that our calendar started presumably with the birth of Christ (just go with me people, please), then at that point we tick off 12 months and call it year one at the completion of the 12. The next day is year 1 and a day. THen year two and a day, year three and a day, ... year 9 and a day... therefore by this reasoning, a decade is not complete until a full span of ten years has completed itself, meaning, Dec. 31, 2010 marks the completion of 10 years.

    Vernacularly:
    Decades for the sake of conversation and labeling are about like numbers as defined by sets of numerals (teens, twenties, sixties, etc.). In that case, the "decade" starts when the first numeral, the numeral in the "tens place," changes to the next in sequence.  The 20's can only be years with a 2 in the first position, seventies with a 7 etc. In which case, this decade ends this year, on the 31st.  However, by that reasoning, what do we call this decade, the zero's?  The "ones?"

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The noughties? I hate it when people say that, for some reason.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image86
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh but noughty sounds so naughty, how could you not like it?

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
          Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's why I don't. I get images of TV commercials with women who think they're sexy saying, "Oh so naughty!" sad

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like how you've broken this down.

      Also, while technically the calendar started from the 'year of our lord' it was only implemented what, centuries later? So they never had to worry about when the year 0 started or ended.

  6. manlypoetryman profile image65
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Hey AV...Hope your doing well? UUUH...it probably is not significant...because it seems like trends for a particular decade usually get tacked on to the previous decade for awhile...in some instances; black and white TV sitcoms (50's)and disco (70's)...get credited to a previous decade...off the top of my head. But...based on "Y2K" type of thinking...we were deff headed into the next millenia after midnight of December 31, 1999...so why should that change for "decade" type of thinking?

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey MPM. I know it's probably not significant, but it's just something I've come across a lot lately. Whether it's online or in the paper, on the news, etc.

      Just a good old debate about an old debate, I guess. Both sides have convincing arguments.

      1. manlypoetryman profile image65
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good deal...cool...Thanks for posting something fun to debate on, AV. I like the good old debates...actually get to use your wits more in one of them...then in a heated argument  lol I wasn't knocking your thread (No way, bro!) by any means...just trying to win the debate...Ha! big_smile

        1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
          Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No worries. I know you weren't knocking it. But will anyone really win in the end? I guess come Friday, 1st of Jan, it will be pointless trying to convince some people, seeing as their decade would have all ready begun. The others will have to wait a year. tongue

  7. tonymac04 profile image88
    tonymac04posted 7 years ago

    Right!

  8. TMMason profile image63
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    So dec 31st is the end of this decade, and jan 1st is the start of the next.

    1. Anti-Valentine profile image92
      Anti-Valentineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is it? Is it really? smile

      1. TMMason profile image63
        TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I am coinfused now man. That should have been posed as a question I guess.

  9. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    2011 begins the new decade actually.

  10. Anti-Valentine profile image92
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Until now I've heard and read about two theories:

    1st Jan 2000 - 31 Dec 2009

    and

    1st Jan 2001 - 31st Dec 2010

    But today I was told that there's even a third group who believe that the last decade was like this:

    1st Jan 2001 - 31st Dec 2009.

    That's like a mixture of the two, but it's only nine years so it must be wrong, seeing as a decade is ten years, obviously. But that's what some people think. hmm

 
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