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Heung-min Son bizarrely becomes a year younger with South Korean law change

mawspurs

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Son Heung-min has bizarrely become a year younger after South Korea changed their traditional age-counting method.

Source? TalkSPORT
 

Johnny J

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Aug 18, 2012
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The original method to deduce a Korean's age included the gestation period for all babies, meaning they were all counted as one-year-olds at birth.
Well I've learned something today.
 

BorisLloris

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Yeah just means something different to what we understand age as. There it’s how many calendar years have you seen so you could be 2 years after a day of living if you were born 31/12. My Mrs is Italian and insists I’m 45 because that is what I’ll be on my next birthday. Doesn’t apply the same logic to her own age though!
 

PCozzie

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Yeah just means something different to what we understand age as. There it’s how many calendar years have you seen so you could be 2 years after a day of living if you were born 31/12. My Mrs is Italian and insists I’m 45 because that is what I’ll be on my next birthday. Doesn’t apply the same logic to her own age though!
You're 44 until you're 45. That's a fact.
 
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