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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.
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