12
Jan
2010

decimation

posted Tuesday, January 12th 2010 at 4:30 PM by

I'm actually pretty disgusted that decimation has such a bad reputation. People say "oh they were decimated" and make it sound like there were no survivors. The word itself comes from Latin and essentially means 1 in 10.

Don't believe me? Read the wikipedia article about it. Don't believe them? Take a time machine back to ancient Rome and ask around.

So decimating means that every one in ten is destroyed. Which leaves you with a 90% survival rate. So if the news tells me a plague is going to decimate society... I'll take my chances.

It's when things are going to be bimated that you need to be worried.

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