Friday, June 28, 2013

Random Pet Peeve

Ok, I've been reading a lot of blogs lately that have been doing this one thing that annoys me...  

(Well, actually, a lot of blogs say things annoy me, such as misusing your and you're, than and then, it and it's, etc.)

Whatever age you are turning on your birthday - that is the number of years you have completed.  

So if I am turning 26 (which I am, in August, because I'm old), then I have finished my 26th year.  If I now say, "I'm really looking forward to my 26th year," I would be WRONG.  I should now say, "I'm really looking forward to my 27th year." 

So now you know and can avoid the mistake of so many others.


(This does not apply to certain Asian countries who label you as "1" when you are born rather than when you have lived 1 year.)

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