Any glance on social media, or the dregs of the remaining traditional media, will provide you with hours of clickbait articles on the best/worst/funniest/most outrageous events of the decade. The club has been guilty of it - putting out lists of the best wins/marks/goals of the decade. But there’s still a year to go.
Point this out to people on social media and they will frequently lose their minds. Yes, this is a source of massive pedantry for me, but I’ve been accused of not understanding how numbers work. Most enjoyable.
If you believe that the decade is about to end, let me explain. There was no year 0. So our calendar went from 1 BCE (or BC if you prefer) to 1 CE (AD). So the first year of the first decade was 1, the last was 10. Roll forward 2000 years, and we had a decade start in 2001, ending in 2010. This current decade started in 2011 and will end in 2020. There is a year to go.
This has been my public service announcement. Please join me in correcting the ignorant everywhere you go. This information will make you extremely popular on New Year’s Eve, where an “Ummm, actually…” is the best way to introduce the truth.