Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
Daniel B. wrote:
Damon L. Chesser wrote:
My two cents: two hundred *and* twenty would = 200.20 or so I have
been taught by my 9th grade math teacher. The *and* indicates a
Are you sure you heard your math teacher correctly? If so, she or
he was definitely wrong.
Consider "one hundred and twenty five dollars": that certainly
means $125 and not $100.25.
It is technically (mathematically speaking) "one hundred twenty five
Consider "101 Dalmations": I've usually heard that said as
"one hundred and one dalmations" and that certainly doesn't
mean 100.1 of them.
As I said, in common usage it is ignored and understood what you mean.
It's like "never end a sentence in a prepresitional phrase". I don't
unless I have to. ;)
> I[n] common usage it does not.
Damon L. Chesser