Year names

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu May 3 00:30:53 UTC 2007

 BB writes:
>I learned that, too, and try to remember to apply it. The rule we
>learned was that "and" is to be used to indicate the decimal point or
>fractions. I think most everyone follows this when they write checks:
>six hundred five dollars and 05/00. BB
 I don't know where or when I picked up the habit, but I write out the
word line on checks as e.g.,"Five hundred forty-three & thirty-nine
hundredths" or, if no odd cents,  "& 00/100."

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