OT Evidence for DECIMATE   ( 'one in ten')

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 9 00:37:53 UTC 2008

At 1/8/2008 11:52 AM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>1884: <<when last they were quartered here they were twice-decimated
>by cholera, and left a fifth of their regiment in the cemetery here.>>

Just a slight quarrel here -- the writer of this needs a re-education
in arithmetic.  Successive decimations leave 19 % in the cemetery.


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