From: Terje Mathisen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Academic priorities
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 20:01:14 +0200
Gene Wirchenko wrote:
> Terje Mathisen <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Stan Barr wrote:
>>>20 of something has it's own name, a "score", which should be familiar
>>>to all Americans. And the French still say "four twenties and twelve"
>>They have absolutely nothing on the danes, who actually say something
>>like 'seks og halv tress' (lit: six and half three_times_twenty), and in
>>reality mean fiftysix :-)
> Not 36? Please explain.
Tress means sixty, i.e. 3x20
Fjers means eighty: 4x20
Halv-tress is 'halfway to the third twenty', i.e. 2.5 x 20 = 50
Halv-fjers is then 'halgway between tress and fjers, or 3.5 x 20 = 70
Totally, mindbendingly, mixed up? Yes indeed.
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