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Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-15 21:01:21 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people make this mistake?
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2018-05-15 21:21:29 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:01:21 +0100, Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson"),
the pathological attention whore of all the uk ngs, blathered again:

<FLUSH the abnormal pathological attention whore's latest idiotic
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with sense Kill filed him ages ago which is why he now cross posts to
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This thread was unusual in that it derived and continued without him
to a large extent and his silly questioning is an attempt to get
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hid in the garden until they were ready to have another go at it."
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2018-05-15 21:49:24 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly
most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half
off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people
make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums (it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
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2018-05-15 22:01:17 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:49:24 +0100, Tim Streater, another obviously mentally
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Because they can't do sums (it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
...and mentally challenged, troll-feeding idiot no.1 appeared!
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 00:59:28 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Al=
legedly
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most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take anot=
her half
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off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can =
people
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make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums
How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed? On=
ly the other week Aldi tried to give me =A310 less change than I should =
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
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(it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
I'm not pedantic, I call them all maths.

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2018-05-16 03:07:23 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly
most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half
off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people
make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums
How do these people get by?
They don't need to do mental arithmetic often enough to matter.
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I wonder if they all get short changed?
Unlikely when most flash their card and so there is no change.
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Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got
More fool you for not using your card or phone.
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- although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Dave Plowman (News)
2018-05-16 09:32:46 UTC
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How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.

Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
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2018-05-16 10:04:07 UTC
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Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
You senile oaf just don't get how this wanker works. Or you refuse to get
it. Most likely the entire story was made up by him again or at least wildly
exaggerated for attention purposes. It it happened at all, the £10 was most
likely some minor sum, but £10 is better for baiting you senile idiots!
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2018-05-16 12:00:32 UTC
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How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
They probably aren't but how many when given £10 too much are going to
make a fuss about it?
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 16:40:01 UTC
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How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me =A310 less change than I sh=
ould
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have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay=
by
card.
I just check my change, but I use self service anyway as it's faster, bu=
t not all supermarkets have those. My Asda does, but Morrisons only hav=
e them for people with mini baskets, and Aldi and Lidl don't have them a=
t all.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are alm=
ost
always in favour of the store.
Or more likely the checkout worker. It seems to be a standard thing, no=
t noticing you've given them a =A320. Some people actually say 20 out l=
oud when they hand one over.

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2018-05-15 22:42:32 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
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2018-05-15 23:08:15 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 18:42:32 -0400, Ed Pawlowski, the notorious,
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Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
Always hilarious when TWO proven idiots consider everyone else to be dumb!
LOL
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2018-05-16 00:58:17 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
Exactly what I did. I was surprised when John Richardson (the OCD and clever comedian) got it wrong, but then maybe that was staged.
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2018-05-16 09:46:00 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
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2018-05-16 10:05:27 UTC
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Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
So, you troll-feeding idiot? Gee...
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2018-05-16 10:05:27 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
For those who don't understand the difference between odd and even numbers
that they should have been taught in year one of arithmetic.
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2018-05-16 10:19:19 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
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2018-05-16 16:43:46 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
Exactly, which when added together make 49 and a half. I still can't think of how to make ther glaring error above.
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2018-05-16 18:45:43 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
Exactly, which when added together make 49 and a half.  I still can't
think of how to make ther glaring error above.
What if you dropped the first .5 you came across, and forgot to pick it up.
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2018-05-16 19:19:10 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
Exactly, which when added together make 49 and a half. I still can't
think of how to make ther glaring error above.
What if you dropped the first .5 you came across, and forgot to pick it up.
When doing maths in my head, I often forget numbers, but I know I've forgotten them and start again, much like when typing I can feel I've hit two keys or ther wrong key.
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Exactly, which when added together make 49 and a half.  I still can't
think of how to make ther glaring error above.
What if you dropped the first .5 you came across, and forgot to pick it up.
So, for HOW long can you senile idiots still go on with this retarded shit?
Depends on how long the troll wants you to go on with it, eh, idiots? <BG>
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
I actually add up like that sometimes. I'll come to an answer of twelvety three. It's interesting that some people immediately know what number that is and some don't.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
I actually add up like that sometimes.  I'll come to an answer of
twelvety three.  It's interesting that some people immediately know what
number that is and some don't.
123?

Essentially I applied the "distributive property of multiplication over
addition" rule (but it was much easier, since I wasn't explaining it
too). I separated 99 into 100 and -1, numbers easy to divide by 2, and
then put them back together.

BTW, "where's the 44.5?" reminded me of the 1980's Burger King
commercials where someone was saying "Where's the beef?".
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
I actually add up like that sometimes. I'll come to an answer of
twelvety three. It's interesting that some people immediately know what
number that is and some don't.
123?
Yes. Eighty, ninety, tenty, eleventy, twelvety.
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Essentially I applied the "distributive property of multiplication over
addition" rule (but it was much easier, since I wasn't explaining it
too). I separated 99 into 100 and -1, numbers easy to divide by 2, and
then put them back together.
Yes, same here.
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BTW, "where's the 44.5?" reminded me of the 1980's Burger King
commercials where someone was saying "Where's the beef?".
Dunno, I always fast forward ads.
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2018-05-16 19:24:28 UTC
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BTW, "where's the 44.5?" reminded me of the 1980's Burger King
commercials where someone was saying "Where's the beef?".
What a load of senile drivel! Simply unbelievable! <BG>
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2018-05-17 01:36:54 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
I actually add up like that sometimes. I'll come to an answer of
twelvety three. It's interesting that some people immediately know what
number that is and some don't.
It must be some obscure Scottish logic that makes it forty and four.
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I actually add up like that sometimes. I'll come to an answer of
twelvety three. It's interesting that some people immediately know what
number that is and some don't.
It must be some obscure Scottish logic that makes it forty and four.
Nope, lowbrowman, he REVELS in the attention he manages to draw with his
sick bullshit, time and again, from all you assorted senile Yankietards on
ahr! <BG>
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
Which is equal to 49.5, as in 4.5 * 10^1 + 4.5 * 10^0 = 45 + 4.5 = 49.5

BTW, to get that REALLY correct, replace 10 with r and specify that r =
10. r^1 = r and r^0 = 1.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
4.54.5 :-)

3*10+3 = 33
4*10+4 = 44
4.5*10+4.5 = 49.5

Where's the 44.5? (its not at Burger King :-))

Actually, I would start by "promoting" 99 to 100, divide by 2 (easy
here), and correct for the "promotion". Essentially 99 / 2 = (100 / 2) -
(1 / 2). It's the "distributive property", but much less complicated.

BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
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2018-05-16 19:32:28 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
4.54.5 :-)
3*10+3 = 33
4*10+4 = 44
4.5*10+4.5 = 49.5
Where's the 44.5? (its not at Burger King :-))
Actually, I would start by "promoting" 99 to 100, divide by 2 (easy
here), and correct for the "promotion". Essentially 99 / 2 = (100 / 2) -
(1 / 2). It's the "distributive property", but much less complicated.
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
Because they always come in lots, like sand. More than one method tends to get used together.
Do you also say "Physic"? "Do the physic equation". Some things are always plural.
The English invented the language, so we're right and you're wrong.
If you want to call math singular, then Americans are a bunch of arsehole.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
4.54.5 :-)
3*10+3 = 33
4*10+4 = 44
4.5*10+4.5 = 49.5
Where's the 44.5? (its not at Burger King :-))
Actually, I would start by "promoting" 99 to 100, divide by 2 (easy
here), and correct for the "promotion". Essentially 99 / 2 = (100 / 2) -
(1 / 2). It's the "distributive property", but much less complicated.
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
Because they always come in lots, like sand. More than one method tends to get used together.
Do you also say "Physic"? "Do the physic equation". Some things are always plural.
The English invented the language, so we're right and you're wrong.
If you want to call math singular, then Americans are a bunch of arsehole.

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Because they always come in lots, like sand.  More than one method tends
to get used together.
Do you also say "Physic"?  "Do the physic equation".  Some things are
always plural.
The English invented the language, so we're right and you're wrong.
If you want to call math singular, then Americans are a bunch of arsehole.
And 4 wheels on a car make the word "car" plural :-)
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2018-05-16 21:46:24 UTC
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Because they always come in lots, like sand. More than one method tends
to get used together.
Do you also say "Physic"? "Do the physic equation". Some things are always plural.
The English invented the language, so we're right and you're wrong.
If you want to call math singular, then Americans are a bunch of arsehole.
And 4 wheels on a car make the word "car" plural :-)
I own one car. But I wouldn't solve a problem using only one math.
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2018-05-17 16:45:48 UTC
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I own one car.  But I wouldn't solve a problem using only one math.
"Waiter, I want two maths with sprinkles and extra cheese."
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I own one car. But I wouldn't solve a problem using only one math.
"Waiter, I want two maths with sprinkles and extra cheese."
You're drawing a stupid analogy. A car can be singular. Maths can't, as you always use a selection of tools to solve the problem. If cars could only be operated in pairs or more, then you'd not use the word car, only cars.
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I own one car.  But I wouldn't solve a problem using only one math.
"Waiter, I want two maths with sprinkles and extra cheese."
See what you get for your feeding the Scottish sow, you stupid troll-feeding
idiot! LOL
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Because they always come in lots, like sand.  More than one method tends
to get used together.
Do you also say "Physic"?  "Do the physic equation".  Some things are
always plural.
The English invented the language, so we're right and you're wrong.
If you want to call math singular, then Americans are a bunch of arsehole.
And 4 wheels on a car make the word "car" plural :-)
So, you idiots have been through this "maths" bullshit about a dozen times
over the last year, and you STILL keep falling for the same idiotic bait by
this sociopathic attention whore!
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Because they always come in lots, like sand.
Maybe you're right. In that case, you should have no trouble telling me
what a "mathematic" (or whatever the singular form is) is.

[snip]
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Because they always come in lots, like sand.
Maybe you're right. In that case, you should have no trouble telling me
what a "mathematic" (or whatever the singular form is) is.
Pick any one part of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematics
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Because they always come in lots, like sand.
Maybe you're right. In that case, you should have no trouble telling me
what a "mathematic" (or whatever the singular form is) is.
[snip]
late 16th century: plural of obsolete mathematic ‘mathematics’, from Old
French mathematique, from Latin (ars) mathematica ‘mathematical (art)’,
from Greek mathēmatikē (tekhnē), from the base of manthanein ‘learn’.
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what a "mathematic" (or whatever the singular form is) is.
[snip]
late 16th century: plural of obsolete mathematic =E2=80=98mathematics=E2=
=80=99, from Old
French mathematique, from Latin (ars) mathematica =E2=80=98mathematica=
l (art)=E2=80=99,
from Greek math=C4=93matik=C4=93 (tekhn=C4=93), from the base of manth=
anein =E2=80=98learn=E2=80=99.

I guess back then they did only have one mathematic. Nowadays we use ma=
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
4.54.5 :-)
3*10+3 = 33
4*10+4 = 44
4.5*10+4.5 = 49.5
Where's the 44.5? (its not at Burger King :-))
Actually, I would start by "promoting" 99 to 100, divide by 2 (easy
here), and correct for the "promotion". Essentially 99 / 2 = (100 / 2) -
(1 / 2). It's the "distributive property", but much less complicated.
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
It was originally a plural. This, and the Math vs Maths debate is
covered in the Radio 4 More or Less programme:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066x9fh?t=17m43s
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
4.54.5 :-)
3*10+3 = 33
4*10+4 = 44
4.5*10+4.5 = 49.5
Where's the 44.5? (its not at Burger King :-))
Actually, I would start by "promoting" 99 to 100, divide by 2 (easy
here), and correct for the "promotion". Essentially 99 / 2 = (100 / 2) -
(1 / 2). It's the "distributive property", but much less complicated.
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
It was originally a plural. This, and the Math vs Maths debate is
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066x9fh?t=17m43s
It's not a debate. The language is English. From England. We say what's right, the Americans just fuck it up.
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BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
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BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
Mathematics is the same as Physics, they're both collections of methods. Therefore are plural. It may be illogical to speak about only one of those methods at a time, but so what, Mathematics is still plural.
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Post by Sam E
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
Mathematics is the same as Physics, they're both collections of
methods. Therefore are plural. It may be illogical to speak about only
one of those methods at a time, but so what, Mathematics is still plural.
But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
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Post by Sam E
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
Mathematics is the same as Physics, they're both collections of
methods. Therefore are plural. It may be illogical to speak about only
one of those methods at a time, but so what, Mathematics is still plural.
But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
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Post by Sam E
BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
Mathematics is the same as Physics, they're both collections of
methods. Therefore are plural. It may be illogical to speak about only
one of those methods at a time, but so what, Mathematics is still plural.
But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
'Nobody' was determined by a poll of yourself and the mouse in your pocket.
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You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
'Nobody' was determined by a poll of yourself and the mouse in your pocket.
You are telling him, you senile troll bait! LOL
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BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
Mathematics is the same as Physics, they're both collections of
methods. Therefore are plural. It may be illogical to speak about only
one of those methods at a time, but so what, Mathematics is still plural.
But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
'Nobody' was determined by a poll of yourself and the mouse in your pocket.
And everybody I've ever met in 42 years, plus everyone on TV I've seen. None of them ever said physic.
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But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
I have, and I suppose the plural could be "physics". This is still a
different word that the one for the science.
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You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
I have, and I suppose the plural could be "physics". This is still a
different word that the one for the science.
What a bunch of driveling morons! LOL
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But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
I have, and I suppose the plural could be "physics". This is still a
different word that the one for the science.
Is 'physic' not an obsolete synonym for medicine? Used in Shakespeare's
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But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
I have, and I suppose the plural could be "physics". This is still a
different word that the one for the science.
Is 'physic' not an obsolete synonym for medicine? Used in Shakespeare's
day, perhaps?
More recently than that in the US to apply specifically to a laxative.
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But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You can if you like, but nobody's actually heard of that word.
I have, and I suppose the plural could be "physics". This is still a
different word that the one for the science.
Is 'physic' not an obsolete synonym for medicine? Used in Shakespeare's
day, perhaps?
Yes. Also a slang term for someone quite "odd."

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But you can say 'give me a physic, please.'
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/physic
You sick idiots on these groups have been through that in the past already
about a dozen times! And EVERY time you senile Yankietards fall again for
the sociopathic Scottish sow's primitive tricks! Your nurses should not
allow you senile Yankie idiots to access the Internet or use a computers!
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BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
You don't. There are some nouns (for example "ball") where numbers can
be applied, and that have singular and plural forms. Then there are
nouns that don't take a number, and singular/plural don't make sense.
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BTW, "mathematics" is NOT plural. Consider that you don't go into a
store and say "one mathematic, please".
you dont go into a store and say 'ten mathematics, please' either.
You don't. There are some nouns (for example "ball") where numbers can
be applied, and that have singular and plural forms. Then there are
nouns that don't take a number, and singular/plural don't make sense.
Correct, as in mathematics, which is always plural.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
That (halve 100 then take another half off) is what I would do. 44.5
doesn't make sense.
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Either way, how can people make this mistake?
That (halve 100 then take another half off) is what I would do. 44.5
doesn't make sense.
And another troll-feeding idiot had to run along and prove again what an
asshole he is! <BG>
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people make this mistake?
I got it (49 is half of 98, plus 0.5) , but when I compete with the
grocery store cash register, I'm always off by a dime, never a penny or
a dollar.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why?
Pressure, half of nine is 4, 99 is odd so needs a 0.5.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why?
Pressure, half of nine is 4, 99 is odd so needs a 0.5.
Half of nine is 4.5, not 4.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why?
Pressure, half of nine is 4, 99 is odd so needs a 0.5.
Half of nine is 4.5, not 4.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why?
Pressure, half of nine is 4, 99 is odd so needs a 0.5.
Half of nine is 4.5, not 4.
Pedant. First word is relevant.
How could anyone come to 4 as half of nine?
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I got it (49 is half of 98, plus 0.5) , but when I compete with the
grocery store cash register, I'm always off by a dime, never a penny or
a dollar.
...and this one idiot had to run along of course to revive the filthy
Scottish sow's latest, absolutely idiotic, attention-baiting bullshit again!
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people make this mistake?
I got it (49 is half of 98, plus 0.5) , but when I compete with the
grocery store cash register, I'm always off by a dime, never a penny or
a dollar.
American money is so complicated. In the UK we only have two denominations. Pounds and pence. A penny is 100th of a pound. Why don't you just say x dollars and y cents? What's all this dime shit? And pennies? You use cents don't you? What's a penny in the US?

You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say 140 pounds. Way too big a number.
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound. Why don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?  And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a
penny in the US?
Only Luddites still use cash.  Are you a Luddite?
You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say 140 pounds.  Way too big a number.
Yah, we both need to switch to the SI metric system.
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Only Luddites still use cash.  Are you a Luddite?
He's a troll, wanker and attention whore ...and you are his troll-feeding
senile counterpart!
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American money is so complicated. In the UK we only have two denominations. Pounds and pence. A penny is 100th of a pound. Why don't you just say x dollars and y cents? What's all this dime shit? And pennies? You use cents don't you? What's a
penny in the US?
Only Luddites still use cash. Are you a Luddite?
Cash is the only way for me to pay a person money. A shop, sure they have card readers. But do you carry one with you? If I came round your house to buy your car, would you take a credit card? Would either of us wish to pay the 3% fee charged by the bank?
You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say 140 pounds. Way too big a number.
Yah, we both need to switch to the SI metric system.
Maybe, although it's difficult when you're used to one measurement. Imagine all the speed limit signs saying much higher numbers, I think we'd all think we were allowed to drive faster. Apparently Brits can occasionally use that as an excuse when caught speeding in France.

The UK is very slowly going metric. We normally now use C for temperature, and weights and measures for posting things, buying food and drink are all metric. But distances and speed on roads are stuck with miles.
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American money is so complicated. In the UK we only have two
denominations. Pounds and pence. A penny is 100th of a pound. Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents? What's all this dime shit?
And pennies? You use cents don't you? What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of the
shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped minting the
50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they are so rare most
people will keep them like a $2 bill.

As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the rest
of the stuff in British novels.
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2018-05-21 06:01:16 UTC
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins.
No, we have 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p £1 and £2 coins today.


25p coins are no longer minted and were commemorative only. Also £5,
£10, £20, £50 and £100 coins have been minted and are still legal tender..



As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of the
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shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece.
25p is five shillings or a 'crown' except that is also £5.


25p coins are no longer minted and were commemorative only. Also £5 coins.
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We stopped minting the
50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they are so rare most
people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the rest
of the stuff in British novels.
Well that's because you area thick yankee.

we had farthings, halfpennies, pennies, thruppeny bits, sixpence
(tanner), shilling (bob), two shilling (florin) 2/6d (half crown) and
21 shillings (guinea) ten bob notes, and pound notes (a quid) when I
were a boy.
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25p is five shillings or a 'crown' except that is also £5.
Colloquially also known as a dollar, a bit of slang from the old days
before 1967 when £1 = $4
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we had farthings, halfpennies, pennies, thruppeny bits, sixpence
(tanner), shilling (bob), two shilling (florin) 2/6d (half crown) and
21 shillings (guinea) ten bob notes, and pound notes (a quid) when I
were a boy.
The only clear picture I had was if you took the King's shilling you
were screwed.
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2018-05-21 06:41:35 UTC
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of the
shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped minting the
50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they are so rare most
people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the rest
of the stuff in British novels.
There is no 25p coin.
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of the
shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped minting the
50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they are so rare
most people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the
rest of the stuff in British novels.
There is no 25p coin.
Oh, there is...or was...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_twenty-five_pence_coin
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2018-05-21 09:39:01 UTC
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of the
shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped minting
the 50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they are so
rare most people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the
rest of the stuff in British novels.
There is no 25p coin.
Oh, there is...or was...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_twenty-five_pence_coin
Minted for commemorative purposes, but I'm surprised that they were
classed as legal tender.
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of
the shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped
minting the 50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they
are so rare most people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I never
could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and all the
rest of the stuff in British novels.
There is no 25p coin.
Oh, there is...or was...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_twenty-five_pence_coin
Minted for commemorative purposes, but I'm surprised that they were
classed as legal tender.
Yup. But they are.
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American money is so complicated.  In the UK we only have two
denominations.  Pounds and pence.  A penny is 100th of a pound.   Why
don't you just say x dollars and y cents?  What's all this dime shit?
And pennies?  You use cents don't you?  What's a penny in the US?
Who are you trying to shit? You have 1p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, and 50p
coins. As I understand it the 25p coin is a nostalgic hangover of
the shilling and as common as the US 50 cent piece. We stopped
minting the 50 cent coin so while they are still legal tender they
are so rare most people will keep them like a $2 bill.
As for pet names for the denominations, don't even go there. I
never could figure out tanners, bobs, florins, quid, guineas, and
all the rest of the stuff in British novels.
There is no 25p coin.
Oh, there is...or was...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_twenty-five_pence_coin
Minted for commemorative purposes, but I'm surprised that they were
classed as legal tender.
Yup. But they are.
So I saw in your link.
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Who are you trying to shit?
In fact, the Scottish sow (who brags about never wearing any underwear)
keeps shitting all over you senile Yankietards ...and you keep swallowing
his shit, EVERY time! CERTAINLY has to do with your advanced senility!
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds. Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds.  Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
I would be content dying never having heard another Eurovision song contest.

It should have died along with the other EBU funded propganda show 'Jeux
sans frontières' where nations competed to see which could humiliate
itself the most this reinforcing the belief that the EU is actually
better than nationality.
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds.  Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
I would be content dying never having heard another Eurovision song contest.
I've never even seen one never mind another.
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds. Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really
pick them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs
a reliable loser.
I would be content dying never having heard another Eurovision song contest.
I've never even seen one never mind another.
Fortunately I'm in the same boat. I've seen photos of the Israeli who
looks like she was beaten with an ugly stick but no sound clips. ABBA
won once didn't it? That says it all.
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds. Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
Eurovision has nothing to do with the EU.
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds. Way too big a number.
How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
Eurovision has nothing to do with the EU.
Sadly only preipherally via the EBU. So it smees the dreary ghastlimness
of it will not go with Brexit.
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How about 20 stone, like the last Eurovision winner? You can really pick
them. Will the UK participate after Brexit? Every contest needs a
reliable loser.
What HE needs is ONLY a reliable cocksucking senile Yank, lowbrowman! And
you are certainly the most reliable one for him!
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You fuck up weights of people too, instead of simply 10 stone, you say
140 pounds.  Way too big a number.
Trying to avoid using non-integers (as in 9.5 stone)? I have no problem
with non-integers.

BTW, I do think the Celsius temperature scale is more reasonable.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.  Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
American cars are famous for not understanding corners. Plus an American 6 litre V8 has the same power as a 3 litre V6 from any other country.
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
American cars are famous for not understanding corners. Plus an
American 6 litre V8 has the same power as a 3 litre V6 from any other
country.
Back in the day my Plymouth understood corners as well as any MGB or
TR-4 and a lot better than the average Healey 3000.
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<FLUSH the troll-feeding senile idiot's usual troll-feeding idiotic
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
American cars are famous for not understanding corners. Plus an
American 6 litre V8 has the same power as a 3 litre V6 from any other
country.
Back in the day my Plymouth understood corners as well as any MGB or
TR-4 and a lot better than the average Healey 3000.
That'll be why you have those boring Nascar races with one huge slow bend?
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
American cars are famous for not understanding corners. Plus an
American 6 litre V8 has the same power as a 3 litre V6 from any other
country.
Back in the day my Plymouth understood corners as well as any MGB or
TR-4 and a lot better than the average Healey 3000.
That'll be why you have those boring Nascar races with one huge slow bend?
I always remember the saloon car races on the telly when I was a kid.
If it was dry, then the Ford Galaxy 500's used to win. If it was wet,
then the MkII Jag 3.8's used to win. Happened every time.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
American cars are famous for not understanding corners.  Plus an
American 6 litre V8 has the same power as a 3 litre V6 from any other
country.
Back in the day my Plymouth understood corners as well as any MGB or
TR-4 and a lot better than the average Healey 3000.
That'll be why you have those boring Nascar races with one huge slow bend?
I always remember the saloon car races on the telly when I was a kid.
If it was dry, then the Ford Galaxy 500's used to win. If it was wet,
then the MkII Jag 3.8's used to win. Happened every time.
when I watched in the wet the 1500cc minis and lotuses used to win
except on big circuits...
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I always remember the saloon car races on the telly when I was a kid.
If it was dry, then the Ford Galaxy 500's used to win. If it was wet,
then the MkII Jag 3.8's used to win. Happened every time.
The troll thanks you politely for providing him with yet more troll fodder,
you retarded senile troll-feeding idiot!
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason that
everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
When the same question was put to americans half didnt understand the
question an the other half guessed at 33

apart from one LA drug dealer who got it right.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
When the same question was put to americans half didnt understand the
question an the other half guessed at 33
apart from one LA drug dealer who got it right.
Drug dealers had the metric system down pat before the rest of the US
when it came to grams and kilos.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
When the same question was put to americans half didnt understand the
question an the other half guessed at 33
apart from one LA drug dealer who got it right.
Drug dealers had the metric system down pat before the rest of the US
when it came to grams and kilos.
We buy ounces in the UK.
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
This is another perfect example of limey stoopidity, and the reason
that everything manufactured in the UK doesn't work properly, if at all.
LOL
When the same question was put to americans half didnt understand the
question an the other half guessed at 33
apart from one LA drug dealer who got it right.
Drug dealers had the metric system down pat before the rest of the US
when it came to grams and kilos.
We buy ounces in the UK.
Ounces of coke? You all must be rich and very screwed up. You are also
lacking in the entrepreneurial spirit of buying a key and slinging
ounces on the corner.
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