Re: millenial madness
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 03:19:00 -0800 (PST)
- Spike Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Zeb Haradon wrote: So there was no year 0? it
> goes from 1BC to 1AD?
> Ja. But I propose we declare one. The year 1 BC
> would be declared
> the year 0. The years 0 to 99 would then be called
> the zeroeth century,
> the years 0 to 9 would be the zeroeth decade, and so
> on, so that we
> would be entering the zeroeth year of the second
> millennium in a three weeks,
> and the yahoos need not argue about when the new
> millennium starts.
Calling people Yahoos will bring a Swift response! :)
> That would fix a problem that has made me crazy
> since always: the history
> scholars refer to the 16th century meaning the
It seems a good idea to me. But the historians
HAPPY 2000, whatever it is.
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