Python "why" questions
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Sun Aug 8 03:26:51 CEST 2010
> Apparently, the Japanese used to (before they started adopting western
> conventions). I.e. ages were given as "in his tenth year" (meaning nine
> years old).
Koreans still do this. The day a child is born it is "one". Even
odder to me, the next birthday is not on the next anniversary of the
birth, but on the following New Year's Day. So a kid who is born on
Dec 26th, will be "two" as of New Year's Day the week following his/
her birth. (They also are aware of the "western" version of their
ages if needed).
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