Erika Sanely (erika_sanely) wrote,
Erika Sanely
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This has been annoying me for a bit now, and I'm wondering if it's either me just me being incredibly pedantic, or I'm the one who's got it all wrong.

An old hospital (118 years) was almost burned down the other day. The news reporter said that they lost the second story of the building but the firefighters managed to save the first floor, where there were records in storage from the turn of the century.

Turn of the century. So, what, the records are 4 years old? Shouldn't they be saying from the turn of last century, or records dating over 100 years, or things from the turn of the 20th Century?

Please, if I'm wrong, let me know, but I honestly thought a new century started 2000 (or 2001 if you're of that mindset.)
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