UltramanGoji wrote:eabaker wrote:Zarm wrote:2000s: Godzilla 2000 (the version I prefer come out in 2000, even if the original was in '99)
Isn't the year 2000 the last year of the 90s, rather than the first year of the 2000s? There was no year 0, so each decade starts with _1 and ends with _0.
Well no, because it counts as part of the decade. 2000-2009 is ten different years (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) just as 1990-1999 is and so on.
Well, yes, any span of ten consecutive years is a decade. 1975-1984 is a decade, as well. But when we're discussing the broad strokes of history, we typically use BC/AD (of BCE/CE, if you prefer), starting at the years -1 and 1, respectively. Thus, 0001-0010 is the first decade of AD/CE.