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#221893 08/18/15 08:53 PM
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I recently heard someone mention a "one-year anniversary," which, in the good old days, would have been "first anniversary." This construction seems, to my ears, to be growing in popularity, as is the non-yearly stuff like "six-month anniversary," which seems paradoxical. Does anyone know when or where these usages arose, and whether they are linked?

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here's some'at from the NYT (dating from 2010):

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Thank you. I had a hunch that this was not a new phenomenon, just one I've been stubbing my toe on rather frequently. I'll just get stouter shoes.


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