You know A.D and B.C. Do you know BBB and ABB?

From Know your English - Today's The Hindu Edition:

When you use B.C. and A.D., where should the numerals come? Before or after B.C. and A.D.?
(Rev. S. C. Jayakumar Coimbatore)

B.C. and A.D. are usually put after the date. For example, according to some people Julius Caesar died on 15 March 44 B.C. When the history of the world comes to be rewritten several hundred years from now, chances are "BBB" and "ABB" will be added to the lexicon. "Before Bush and Blair" and "After Bush and Blair".

S. Upendran


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