Re: [OT Why GB English is different] Re: Mozilla firefox en-gb
On Wed, 26 May 2004 04:11, William Ballard wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 07:50:18PM +1200, cr wrote:
> > On Tue, 25 May 2004 07:47, William Ballard wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 02:30:22PM -0400, Daniel Barclay wrote:
> > > > In "123" there is no "one" or "twenty three" written there, but
> > > > that doesn't mean those words aren't used in pronouncing the number
> > > > written as "123."
> > >
> > > What digit corresponds to "and"?
> > And what digit corresponds to 'hundred' ? (Or 'thousand' or 'million'
> > yadda yadda...)
> > Numbers are not spoken the way they are written, either in English or any
> > other language I know of. (Other than telephone numbers and serial
> > numbers, that is)
> > And in English (I mean 'British English', though that term always strikes
> > me as tautological if not oxymoronic), 'and' is invariably used
> > between the 'hundreds' and the 'tens' figure, as in 'two hundred AND
> > thirty-seven'.
> Eh. Go figure. There's no right or wrong. My teachers taught me that
> was incorrect, low-class, common.
Well then the whole of the UK must be incorrect, low-class and common. ;)
>From where I'm standing, "two hundred thirty-seven" sounds just plain
*wrong*. It's a matter of local (/national) custom.