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1. Why isn't 11 pronounced "onety-one"?
other numbers such as twenty-one and thirty-one and forty-one etc... are normal
why does the number 11 have to different?
2. don't forget twelve...
3. Ok..first of all : Thread

:P:

I guess it wud be cool..onety-one

edit: also you could argue that twenty two isn't normal...shud it be twoty-two?

ok i'm reading too much into this
4. onety-two
onety-three
onety-four

sounds a bit rtarded.
5. I don't know. Perhaps we should enact legislation to make it the case.
6. Utterly retarded.

Edit in response to neg: That's not to say we shouldn't say it like that though.
7. I assume these numbers were named before any systematic method was produced for naming larger numbers.
8. Onety-one, twoty-one, threety-one, fivety-one... Sounds good.
9. Well someone decided that it shouldn't follow the rule, like there is for twoty-one, threety-one and fivety-one. Oh wait
10. Same way we don't have twoty-two or threety-three, but I know what you mean re. it being one world. That's just the way our language rolls - it's a nonsensical mix and that makes it interesting.

Edit: great minds think alike/fools seldom differ etc.
11. How do you abuse a tampon?
12. it only sounds weird, because we aren't used to it, but if we grew up with it it would sound normal not retarded. It would be pretty cool tbh if they changed the numbers.
13. Not everyone has to follow the crowd you know

DIFFERENCES ARE BEAUTIFUL
14. I am not sure but I wonder if it's based on the Germanic way of counting?
15. Yeah! and it should go eighteen, nineteen, twenteen!
16. (Original post by snowyowl)
How do you abuse a tampon?
you force summat up your fanny against its will and then proceed to drown it in blood

sounds like abuse to me
17. I was wondering why everyone was saying twoty-one, threety-one, fivety-one and missing out fourty-one... and then I realised
18. oops fail post
19. (Original post by Bella Occhi)
I was wondering why everyone was saying twoty-one, threety-one, fivety-one and missing out fourty-one... and then I realised
its forty-one
nor fourty-one

retard...
20. (Original post by Mr. Orange)
you force summat up your fanny against its will and then proceed to drown it in blood

sounds like abuse to me
That is revolting.

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