> > 1. Every time I here someone mention that the new millennium begins
> > January 1, 2000.
> > (2001 People!!)
> I actually have a related peeve which is the way some people keep
> trying to correct this. Of course you are right, but who cares?
> Obviously the Millenial celebrations are going to start on 1. Jan. 2000,
> not 2001.
Worse, they're being pedantic _without_ even being correct. The year AD 1 started on March 1, not January. So there are two choices for how you choose to celebrate "the millennium" (quoted to emphasize that this is merely a matter of definition, not substance): January 1, 2000 with the rest of the planet, or March 1, 2001 with a few historians. Anyone who celebrates January 1, 2001 is just a pedantic jerk for no good reason.
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