Year names

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu May 3 15:31:50 UTC 2007

On May 3, 2007, at 5:45 AM, Charlie Doyle wrote:

> The "rule" (which I as well was taught) had to do ONLY with the
> writing of checks--didn't it?
> --Charlie
> _____________________________________________________________
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 08:34:16 -0400
>> From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject: Re: Year names
>> I had no idea that there was a rule concerning the use of "and' in
>> numbers.

the "rule" i was taught was entirely general, and was supposed to
apply to speech as well as writing.  but it seems to be a
proscription that never made it to the big time.  (i keep finding
proscriptions like this.  they live in the shadows, but some people
are passionate about them.)


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