Ancient Artifacts

“These ancient artifacts, pictures from the 1980s and 90s…” says a 26-year-old character in the novel I’m reading.

I hate them youngsters.

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    If someone says to me that something was “a long time ago” may default interpretation is always “before 1640.” I may change the initial interpretation if the speaker clarifies further for context.

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    1. Why 1640, David?
      America was discovered later, so the arrival of Columbus couldn’t be the reason for this date.
      Does it just look pretty to you?

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      1. Why 1640, David?

        I don’t know. It is just the date that always comes to mind first when I hear “A long time ago.” There myst be some kind of logical explanation as to why that is always the date that first occurs to me, but I don’t have any idea what it is. Maybe something I read in fifth grade history??

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