HAPPY NEW DECADE/YEAR

Discussion in 'Warbirds International' started by reuben, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. reuben

    reuben Well-Known Member

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    Happy new year!

    New year, new decade.

    What could ever go wrong?

    HNY ALL:alc::cheers::@prayer:
     
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  2. Flk

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  3. vasco

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    Indeed, nothing could ever go wrong!
    :eek:

    Happy new year!
     
  4. isaev

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    It's should be allright :)
    :cheers:
     
  5. Red Ant

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    Happy new year, everyone! :alc:

    (New decade only starts on 01 Jan 2021, though ... sorry for being that guy. :confused:)

    P.S. And yes, I am indeed fun at parties!! :eek:
     
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  6. vasco

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    Wow Ant, your comment made me google and it seems that, in fact, all the decades have the same length.
    Who would have thought!
    Live and learn...
    :cheers:
     
  7. vasco

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    Don't mind me, i'm just trying to find novel ways of procrastinating. On a saturday evening, that is.
     
  8. -frog-

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    HNY everyone still reading this forum!
    As far as the "new decade" thingie is considered - I thought we were all aware that the 20's only start with 21.

    @vasco
    If I only could join you in that procrastination project... swamped with work, as usual. Just enjoy your procrastination... for as long it lasts :D
     
  9. vasco

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    Speaking of which, I've started to develop this idea that 2020 itself is somehow delaying its beginning and that we're living in a sort of limbo between years. I'm not yet sure of the implications regarding deadlines.
     
  10. Red Ant

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    I am unsure whether you are taking the piss or agreeing with me. :p
     
  11. vasco

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    Hey Ant! Not taking the piss, no :)
    Just joking sillily.
    But it would be horrible to celebrate more the change of ones (as in 2020 to 2021) than the change of tens (2019 to 2020).

    Of course, counting by sets of ten years, a new set would begin with 2021. But then there's no big change in the written number.
    As matter of fact, the recent history of the festivism is intimately linked to this problem. Various solutions have been proposed and voted down since the beginning of the international Metre Convention. Shortening the first decade of the common era to 9 years. Changing the counting order of the years altogether. Counting the common era years descendingly, from a year ending in 9. Dumping base 10 in order to reset all number related affectivity. Forbidding the counting of years. Forbidding the counting of abstractions. Etc.
    :p
     
  12. Red Ant

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    I suggest retroactively renaming the year 1 to the year 0. That would make the current date 07 Jan 2019, and the calendar decade would neatly end on 31 Dec 2019. But sadly, nobody ever consults me on these issues. :mad:
     
  13. vasco

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    TBH at some point during my childhood i was very surprised to find out there was no year 0.
     
  14. FranzAugust

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    Happy new year!