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22 July 2013


I apologize in advance for being a grammar Goon, but it is tenth anniversary. X-year anniversary is redundant, like irregardless. (anni-Latin for "year", versa-Latin for "to turn".) You said "ten year year turning". The worst case of this I remember was back in '06 when an announcer on NPR announced the "Hundred Year Centennial Anniversary" of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. (Translated from Latin - "Hundred year hundredth yearly year turning")

Guilty as charged of not knowing that obscure grammar rule. Luckily most will understand what I meant as this grammar rule is broken more than it is observed.

Thank you,

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