2020: New Decade or just another year?

The ABC asks does 2020 mark the beginning of a new decade or do we have to wait until 2021?

This was a pet peeve of mine in 2000. All the people calling it the start of a new millenium drove me nuts. Clearly the math said 2000 was the last year of the second millenium, not the first of the third.

I can’t remember hearing much about it either way in 2010, but for some reason it’s come back with a vengeance in 2020. I’m hearing a lot of talk about “Good riddance 2010” – I don’t think a lot of people particularly enjoyed this decade and are keen for it to end.

I think I’ve grown up a bit since 2000 – I don’t really care any more if people want to call it the new decade or not. I think I tend to agree with Professor Noel on this one:

And of course XKCD has an opinion:

Featured Image: “Calendar*” by Dafne Cholet on flickr.

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