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As long as we are in the UK and still using the christian calender then AD refers to 'after our lord' and BC is 'before Christ' so until we adopt a different method of counting years AD and BC are the approved terms.

 

Using these terms identifies which side of the BC/AD boundary you are referring to.

 

Of course nothing is simple, in order to be "pc" we now have the designation CE/BCE

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era

 

(I know what 1066 means, don't need anything else:wink:)

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I do find it strange that we use Latin for most abbreviations (Ante Meridiem or AM for morning, Post Meridiem or PM for afternoon. We use Anno Domini or AD yet we use English Before Christ, BC...

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I do find it strange that we use Latin for most abbreviations (Ante Meridiem or AM for morning, Post Meridiem or PM for afternoon. We use Anno Domini or AD yet we use English Before Christ, BC...

 

I well remember when prescriptions were written out in unintelligible Latin scrawl, the chemist seemed to have no problems deciphering them though. Imagine if that was still the case, none of us would ever get our medication!

 

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I well remember when prescriptions were written out in unintelligible Latin scrawl, the chemist seemed to have no problems deciphering them though. Imagine if that was still the case, none of us would ever get our medication!

 

Keep your voice down... the tories will make this their next NHS saving innovation.....

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