South Korean age system to finally be scrapped

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And as as a result, they'll all become "younger". It was a pretty daft system as you can see here:

South Korea is to scrap its traditional method of counting ages and adopt the international standard – a change that will knock one or two years off people’s ages on official documents but could take time to seep into daily life.

South Koreans are deemed to be a year old when they are born, and a year is added every 1 January. The unusual – and increasingly unpopular – custom means a baby born on New Year’s Eve becomes two years old as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

In a way though, when one is born, they could be considered 9 months old already as they did have some sort of existence developing in the womb. Still, for all practical purposes, it doesn't make sense to count it.

 

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That's really interesting about South Korea! I never knew that there would even be another way to count age.....and you are right...unborn babies are "technically, in a way, 9 months old" before they come join the world. Really never thought of that either....the simple things, that can become interesting conversations.
 
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