Special / What does the word 'twenty-twenty' mean in English?

TimesNow News : Jan 02, 2020, 05:26 PM

The world welcomed 2020 today. While some partied all night, others had simple celebrations with their families. Social media has been flooded with 'Happy New Year' wishes.

Do you know what does the word twenty-twenty mean?

'Twenty-twenty' is an adjective that means "marked by facilely accurate discernment, judgment, or assessment", according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Another meaning of the word 'twenty-twenty' is associated with the human eye. It means "meeting a standard of normal visual acuity."

The idiom 'twenty-twenty hindsight' means "the full knowledge and complete understanding that one has about an event only after it has happened."

The first known use of the word 'twenty-twenty' was in 1875, however, this usage was related to the meaning associated with the human eye.

Meanwhile, there is an interesting debate going on social media about the start of the decade. While some say that the new decade starts with 2020, others argue that it will start in 2021.

Many say that the decades are referred to as the 1970s, '80s and '90s. And thus, the decade of the 90s would mean 1990-1999 by counting the decades from zero to nine.

However, those who stand with 2021 argue that the Anno Domini (AD) system began with year 1. Thus, the first decade started on January 1, 1 and ended on December 31, 10. According to this logic, the second decade started on January 1, 11. Similarly, the new decade will start in 2021.