Counting by 10s vs. 20s

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 24 00:05:40 UTC 2013

Come, come, lady and gentlemen. Duodecimation possibly has an anatomical
etiology. I recall a (National Geographic or Discovery) documentary that
included an interview with an English family characterized by six fingers
on each hand. Ya never know. After all, the English foot has 12 inches,
obviously subtexting a longer version of the "This Little Piggy Went to
Market" tale, for certain Englishmen.

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