# Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb

```Daniel B. wrote:

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```Damon L. Chesser wrote:

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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 decimal.
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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.
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It is technically (mathematically speaking) "one hundred twenty five dollars".
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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.
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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. ;)
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> I[n] common usage it does not.

Correct.

Daniel

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Damon L. Chesser
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