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ElapsedTimeInWords ( aTimeStamp )

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Jason Ball, Streamtime Software

Calculates time elapsed since TimeStamp in words

Sample Input:
ElapsedTimeInWords ( 31/12/2000 12:00:00 am )
Sample Output:
2 hours ago
6 days ago
about 1 month ago
about 1 year ago
almost 2 years ago
3 years ago

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Calculates (in words) time elapsed since a timestamp much like you'd see in a Facebook / Twitter feed....

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João Coutinho, Trofa, Portugal
January 25, 2018 1:16am

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