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    Oh now the insults come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I don't think they would announce it now if next year was part of the decade.

    You may be right about how to count a decade but in this case we're just talking about a group that wants to give an award and I guess they can define a decade any way they want

    A decade consists of 10 years. 1995-2004 is a decade. 1960-1969 is a decade.

    You're right. If a group wants to give some award for a decade, they can use any 10 years they want and they would be correct in calling it a decade. However next year is the last year of the first decade of the 21st century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Oh now the insults come out.

    Just asking a simple question. Did you learn to count at clown college? No shame in admitting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Just asking a simple question. Did you learn to count at clown college? No shame in admitting it.
    Ok well im just asking a simple question. Are you a retard? No shame in admitting it.

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    Wow....that's a flat out retarded discussion.

    But Chips RFS62 line was good.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    The custom for referring to years passed does not accrue until the year is complete. It is no different than referring to your age. You do not say you are twenty until 20 years have passed since your birth. Same principal.

    Thus, technically, an infant is 0 years age until the first birthday. Of course, because of this, we interject months to communicate.

    And that is our minutiae minute for the day

    Just because it's a custom doesn't make it accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Ok well im just asking a simple question. Are you a retard? No shame in admitting it.

    At least I know how to count to 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Ok well im just asking a simple question. Are you a retard? No shame in admitting it.
    I'd like to nominate GIDP for ORG consideration.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Yea you are right you arent being insulting in the slightest fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Yea you are right you arent being insulting in the slightest fashion.

    Thanks. I appreciate it.
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    Kids, don't make me pull this car over.

    Pay attention to the open sky

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    Are we talking A.D or C.E.?

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    Re: The Tiger Woods Saga Thread

    Wiki describes a decade like GIDP does:

    A decade is a period of ten years. The word is derived (via French) from the Late Latin decadem, accusative of decas, from Greek decas, from deca. The other words for spans of years also come from Latin: lustrum (5 years), century (100 years), millennium (1000 years). The term usually refers to a period of ten years starting with 0 and ending in 9. For example, "the 1950s" refers to 1950 through to 1959
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decade

    Chip is correct in that a decade is ten years and folks can talk about any ten years they want to. In most cases folks like to refer to a decade as going from 0 to 9. It just doesn't feel right to consider 2000 as part of the 1990s decade.

    If one is talking about the first decade of the 21st century then 2001 to 2010 would be the correct answer because there was no 00 year. If there was then GIDP would be correct. Let's say the Romans started their calendar on year 3, then the first decade of the 21st century would be 2003-2012.

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    The AP story made no attempt to define what decade, just "the decade" so they can define it anyway they want.

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    Dec 16, 3:38 PM EST


    Woods voted top athlete of the decade

    By DOUG FERGUSON
    AP Golf Writer


    Even after a shocking sex scandal that tarnished Tiger Woods, it was tough to ignore what he achieved on the golf course.

    He won 64 times around the world, including 12 majors, and hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played. He lost only one time with the lead going into the final round. His 56 PGA Tour victories in one incomparable decade were more than anyone except four of golf's greatest players won in their careers.

    Woods was selected Wednesday as the Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press in a vote that was more about 10 years of performance than nearly three weeks of salacious headlines.

    Just like so many of his victories, it wasn't much of a contest.

    Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast since last month by editors at U.S. newspapers that are members of the AP. More than half of the ballots were returned after the Nov. 27 car accident outside his Florida home that set off sensational tales of infidelity.

    Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de France six times this decade, finished second with 33 votes. He was followed by Roger Federer, who won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other man, with 25 votes.

    Record-setting Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps came in fourth with 13 votes, followed by New England quarterback Tom Brady (6) and sprinter Usain Bolt (4). Five other athletes received one vote apiece.

    Woods, who has not been seen since the accident and has issued only three statements on his Web site, was not made available to comment about the award.

    Few other athletes have changed their sport quite like Woods. His influence has been so powerful that TV ratings spiked whenever he played, even more when he has been in contention. Prize money has quadrupled since he joined the PGA Tour because of his broad appeal.

    A new image emerged quickly in the days following his middle-of-the-night accident, when he ran his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree. He became the butt of late-night TV jokes, eventually confessed that he "let my family down" with "transgressions" and lost a major sponsorship from Accenture.

    Even so, AP members found his work on the golf course over the last 10 years without much of a blemish. Woods took an early lead in balloting, and continued to receive roughly the same percentage of votes throughout the process.

    "Despite the tsunami of negative publicity that will likely tarnish his image, there's no denying that Woods' on-the-course accomplishments set a new standard of dominance within his sport while making golf more accessible to the masses," wrote Stu Whitney, sports editor of the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader.

    "The only proof needed are the television ratings when Tiger plays in a golf tournament, compared to those events when others have to carry the load."

    Woods tumbled from the pinnacle of his sport in just about three weeks. The 10 years that preceded that fall, however, represented perhaps the greatest decade in golf history.

    He won the career Grand Slam three times over, including one U.S. Open by a record 15 shots at Pebble Beach and another U.S. Open on a mangled leg in a playoff at Torrey Pines. He twice won the British Open at St. Andrews, the home of golf, by a combined 13 shots.

    Woods won 56 times on the PGA Tour this decade, a rate of 30 percent that is unprecedented in golf. Nine of those victories were by at least eight shots. He was No. 1 in the world ranking for all but 32 weeks in the decade, that when he was revamping his swing.

    He did his best work in the biggest events.

    Along with his 12 majors this decade - he has 14 overall, four short of the record held by Jack Nicklaus - Woods was runner-up in six other majors. He won 14 times out of 27 appearances in the World Golf Championships.

    Woods finished the decade with $81,547,410 in earnings from his PGA Tour events, an average of $482,529 per tournament.

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    Re: The Tiger Woods Saga Thread

    Fwiw, I apologize for my part in starting this 'discussion'. I really didn't expect it to take this weird turn.
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