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In the Christmas Good Word "Christ" it states that Jesus was born in the year 0. I would like to point out that there was no year 0. The year 1 BC was immediately followed by the year 1 AD. The concept of zero was not understood at that time.
- Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:25 am
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On a tangent, old English currency consisted of Pounds, shillings and pence - pennies to you Philistines -, the symbols for which were L, s and d. The "d" came from the Latin "denarius", for "penny", but the origin of the "L", which cannot be properly produce...
In "Halloween" it mentions that "most unholy of salutes, "Heil Hitler". However, in Austria and Germany "Heil" is a very common and normal salute still used in many special greetings, e.g. Schi Heil for skiers, Berg Heil for mountain climbers, Weidmanns Heil for hu...
• Halloween • Pronunciation: hæ -lê-ween • Hear it! Part of Speech: Noun, proper Meaning: The night before All Saints Day, when English-speaking children run about (if not amuck) in scary costumes representing the menacing spirits of the dead. It is the tradition to play pranks on neighbors or offe...