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#184851 - 05/19/09 09:39 PM Finding a word
Gene Offline
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I would like to know if there is a word for this birthday event:
when the chronological age matches the day of the same month - becoming 29 on the 29th of May.
Thank you,

Gene

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#184852 - 05/20/09 12:16 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: Gene]
tsuwm Offline
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anniversial coincidence

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#184853 - 05/20/09 02:03 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: tsuwm]
Zed Offline
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Welcome Gene. I doubt if it has a word of it's own but I like coincidences like that.

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#184857 - 05/20/09 05:03 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: Gene]
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As this can happen only once in a lifetime it's worth a good celebration.

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#184859 - 05/20/09 06:10 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Online   sleepy
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
As this can happen only once in a lifetime it's worth a good celebration.


And sometimes not at all (and I'm not talking about early death).

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#184860 - 05/20/09 06:24 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: Faldage]
latishya Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: BranShea
As this can happen only once in a lifetime it's worth a good celebration.


And sometimes not at all (and I'm not talking about early death).


Are you suggesting that there are not likely to be many people who make 116 orbits of the Sun?

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#184862 - 05/20/09 10:21 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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You mean the Febuary leap day thing? Born on Feb. 29 and becoming 29 just when there is no 29? Could happen, how sad.

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#184863 - 05/20/09 11:07 AM Re: Finding a word [Re: BranShea]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
You mean the Febuary leap day thing? Born on Feb. 29 and becoming 29 just when there is no 29? Could happen, how sad.


no, everyone only has one day in their life that this will hold true.
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#184864 - 05/20/09 01:22 PM Re: Finding a word [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
BranShea Offline
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That's what I thought too at first. Everyone gets one birthday sort of juxtaposition up to when we get 32. But you only get 29 once and when you are born on Feb. 29 and by coincidence it is the year without the 29th Feb. in it, you missed your chance forever and always. No?

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#184865 - 05/20/09 02:51 PM Re: Finding a celebratory word [Re: BranShea]
Owlbow Offline
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If one was born on 2/29/2008 -
2037 has no Feb. 29th.
So if you lived only 115 yrs. - no

But if you made it to 2/29/2124, Yes!
You might want to have a very very very good celebration.

I was born on the 15th - I'm all set.




Edited by Owlbow (05/20/09 02:56 PM)

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