|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In Wordsmith.org Forums Q&A about words Forums Calendar Active Threads Search Forum Help
06/22/01 02:17 AM 06/22/01 02:17 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409 Max Quordlepleen OP
Re: Would you like to win a $1000? #33161
06/22/01 02:34 AM 06/22/01 02:34 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Louisville, Kentucky Jackie
More evidence, my sweet Max, of the ignorance/apathy that led to Hyla's accounts receivables.
(But I'd wait to correct them till I had the $1000 in my
Re: Would you like to win a $1000? #33162
06/22/01 03:52 AM 06/22/01 03:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2001
Alice Springs, Northern Territ... Rusty
Alice Springs, Northern Territ...
Somewhat unaccountably, 'the $1000' doesn't seem nearly as irreconcilably awful as 'a $1000'. I'd never accept a $1000, but I'd take the $1,000. If it's not too much to ask.
Re: Would you like to win a $1000? #33163
06/22/01 10:40 AM 06/22/01 10:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,204 RhubarbCommando
Ughhh! what a nasty way of putting it - I'd also like to wait until the exchange rate is even more favourable, as well
What could you do with a $1001 #33164
06/22/01 01:02 PM 06/22/01 01:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2001
Portland, Oregon Fiberbabe
Well, here's what kills me. (My dander has been up since yesterday with the accounts receivables thing - and I'm still going!) On my occasional viewings of Jeopardy, the announcer seems to be hell-bent on reading $31,001 as "thirty-one thousand and one dollar". As if "a $1000" wasn't fetid enough, this guy ignores the original $31,000 and decides it's all singular by the time he completes the phrase.
I realize it's only vaguely pertinent, but I saw an opening to get this out of my system. Thanks. I feel much better.
Re: Would you like to win a $1000? #33165
06/23/01 05:02 PM 06/23/01 05:02 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
New York City inselpeter
New York City
I would read "How would you like to win $1000?" "How would you like to win one thousand dollars?"
And I would read "How would you like to win a $1000?" "How would you like to win a one thousand dollars?"
In my book, then, the referenced subject line offends not through redundancy, but simply by being ungrammatical.
Moderated by Jackie
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,887Posts225,312Members9,073 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members EmmaBird, Wordster, ipsydsea, somdcomputerguy, Mcclea10
9073 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 registered members (), 134 guests, and 3 spiders. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) EmmaBird 2
Top Posters(All Time) wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,538LukeJavan8 9,264wofahulicodoc 8,216Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org