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Old September 17 2013, 07:04 AM   #5
C.E. Evans
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Re: V'Ger 6 + "more than three hundred years"

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It'd just be like someone living today mentioning offhand that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas five hundred years ago. That doesn't mean he discovered them in 1513, it just means that the event took place around that amount of time ago.
I never did like how people take lines like "such-and-such happened two hundred years ago" and assume the characters always meant that was the exact amount of time that had passed.
Same here. I think people will still talk figuratively and round off numbers at times in the future, especially when they want to be brief or just get to the point.
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