> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clark, John [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 18 December 2002 11:59
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: CE & BCE
> Ian Barefoot wrote:
> >Personally, as a
> (Non-practicing) christian, I prefer 'B.P' (Before present) <
> > (The math is easy as well - just add
> 2000 to your favourite PC/non-PC dating system.......)<
> Add? only for 'BC' dates - Date BP of the Battle of Hastings anyone?
2002-1066 - (Gets calculator started...) = 936 bp.
> Dates BP of the First World War?
2002-1914 = 88bp - start, (-4) 84 bp - finish.
Date BP of the death of President Kennedy? - 40 bp.
Bit tongue in cheek, but it works - discounting a 1950 start, the 'Gregorian
Calendar' and whether the year starts in January or March!
To pick up another point - this system does not related to anyones death - real
or fictional, but to a factual point int time - the present. A year is a year
is a year, etc....
Omly probelm?? You've got to check the year of publication of your