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Posts Tagged ‘roman numerals’

Carnival of Liberty #59

Posted by Richard on August 23, 2006

Peter Porcupine quietly posted the latest Carnival of Liberty yesterday — no announcement to the LLP community as far as I can tell, so I guess he doesn’t want to attract too much attention. 🙂 It’s worth checking out — modest in size, but with some interesting entries.

Umm, Peter, there’s one little nit I just have to pick  — 59 should be LIX in Roman numerals. You never use IIII4 is IV ("one from five") and 9 is IX ("one from ten"). Or you can do as I do and just use these new-fangled Arabic numbers — I believe they’re the Arab world’s most recent significant intellectual achievement.

As for me, I promise to return to posting soon, as things are slowly getting back to normal.
 

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