I was raised in a monolingual community where no language was taught even in the high-school; the expansions of these abbreviations were practically my only confrontation with Latin (maybe also i.e. A 1635 English edition of that book has the title page in English - so far, the earliest-found usage of Vulgar Era in English.
A 1701 book edited by John Le Clerc includes "Before Christ according to the Vulgar ? A 1716 book in English by Dean Humphrey Prideaux says, "before the beginning of the vulgar ?
This did not happen to me, but was posted on our community Facebook page in hopes of reaching (and shaming) the offender.
Nothing of a religious nature happened during 1 BCE and 1 CE -- in fact nothing of truly momentous importance happened at all, to our knowledge.
Some interesting events at that time were: 1 BCE: Some historians have concluded from their analysis of Josephus' writings that Herod the Great died in 1 BCE.
I’m just going to stay at your place the whole time.” I balked at this, reminding her that my husband and I work full-time and, frankly there isn’t 10 days worth of stuff to do in our area.
After I reiterated that she was welcome to come for a weekend and even return for a day or two before flying out, but that we would be busy and so would our friends, she agreed to go elsewhere for part of the trip. Please note that I have IBS and also have to eat a modified diet, which relies heavily on foods that she claimed not to eat, so most of the snacks and food I purchased for her were inedible for my husband and myself.
This woman and I have not spoken in over a decade, except for casual Facebook interactions, but she was always a funny and sweet person, so when she asked if I would be willing to house her for a weekend before she traveled around the country, I readily agreed.