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

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 02:02:04PM -0500, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> It is technically (mathematically speaking) "one hundred twenty five 
> dollars".

Yes, my teachers in school always corrected us: don't say the and.  It 
was considered incorrect english, like saying ain't.  (And thus it was 
considered low-class, coarse, crass -- ignorant).

It wasn't a to MAY to, to MAH toe, pe CAN pe CAHN thing -- it was just 
said to be wrong, lazy.

What's the argument for leaving the "and" in?  Is it supposed to be lazy 
to leave it out?  Or ignorant?

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