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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Four Twenties and Thirteen

the french numbering system is silly

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  1. and the french speaking suisses i guess

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  2. "Thank the Belgians." Yes, a phrase quite often heard in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  3. Four score and thirteen. Was it in use by the time of King James or what?

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  4. In belgium it is septante (70), octante (80), nonante (90), and in switzerland it is (depending on the region but basically) the same but with huitante for 80 instead

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    1. I loved this about Belgium! From what I remember, only the Suisse say huitante/octante.

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