Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 12:15:09PM -0700, William Ballard wrote:
> 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?
May be the absence of "and" is due the fact the the English -or at
least the push for its elimination, in its American and British
versions- culture has been molded and shaped by commerce and banking
to a great degree (wonder why)?