Eleventythree. Anybody else like Bonnie Rotten or Remy Lecroix?. why is 1 1 not prounounced " ‘emery N,. Because in the old times, they used 12 base. There are other languages which have different words for 11 and 12, instead of saying "10" and "1&qu
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why is 1 1 not prounounced " ‘emery N,
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#63 - algorath (02/04/2014) [-]
In some languages, numbers are said like that;    
For example in Norway, maybe Sweden and once in Denmark.   
Fifty two = Femti-to (Five ten-two)   
Pic unrelated.. No clue how it could ever be related.
In some languages, numbers are said like that;
For example in Norway, maybe Sweden and once in Denmark.

Fifty two = Femti-to (Five ten-two)

Pic unrelated.. No clue how it could ever be related.
#62 - kaboomz (02/04/2014) [-]
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#61 - BlazinSun (02/04/2014) [-]
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#60 - pettdavids (02/04/2014) [-]
In fact, this is still habit from when the duodecimal system (using 1 through 12, rather than 0 through 9) system was still applied. Hence, only after twelve do the numbers adopt the form of (number)-teen

Only after the decimal system was introduced through the Roman empire, arabic numerals (the 0,1,2 etc) were introduced, but the words for the numbers remained (but since oneteen and twoteen didn't make sense since eleven and twelve were already there they were removed)
#57 - jonntyy ONLINE (02/04/2014) [-]
This is a very serious problem among young kids starting school and learning to count. Kids have a hard time understanding it because it doesn't follow the normal rules of how to pronounce all the other numbers. They just try to be logical about it and find a pattern but math is like nope, **** you 5 year olds.
User avatar #55 - vixvaporrub (02/04/2014) [-]
Don't even get me started on "twelve"
#54 - iamjustheretoroll (02/04/2014) [-]
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#48 - kustomforce (02/04/2014) [-]
considering the numbers that come after it, shouldn't it be oneteen?
User avatar #53 to #48 - commonconfusion (02/04/2014) [-]
User avatar #66 to #53 - kustomforce (02/04/2014) [-]
twelve should be twoteen
#43 - anonymous (02/04/2014) [-]
Same reason we don't say tooty two or threety three
User avatar #44 to #43 - mrgoodlove (02/04/2014) [-]
And why don't we say those?
User avatar #47 to #44 - sinonyx (02/04/2014) [-]
why do we say those words you just said?
#42 - pulluspardus (02/04/2014) [-]
Because they all go up to Eleven.
#40 - baconfattie (02/04/2014) [-]
we got different numbers up to 15 in spanish. fuuuuuuuuuuuck
User avatar #41 to #40 - mrgoodlove (02/04/2014) [-]
Can't believe I never realized that...
#37 - Trustfull (02/04/2014) [-]
these are the only real numbers.
User avatar #50 to #37 - aangbingo (02/04/2014) [-]
Schfifty Five is best number
#36 - hybredmoon (02/04/2014) [-]
The reason is historical. Up until about 300 years ago "everybody" used base 12 (duodecimal) rather than base-10 (decimal) numbers. Thus it was dozens, NOT tens in counting. The metric revolution plus Alexander Hamilton's desire to get away from the English money system (which was 12 based) ended us with a decimal counting system to go along with our decimal numerical system. Not a real problem ... except in base 12 what we call ten and eleven are single digits - with names! And twelve, (which was the roll-over equivalent to our ten). The old names stuck.-- The higher ten values are also altered, so 22 is not pronounced as twoty two. --The Etymology of ElevenEleven in Old English is endleofan, and related forms in the various Germanic languages point back to an original Germanic *ainlif, "eleven." *Ainlif is composed of *ain-, "one," the same as our one, and the suffix *-lif from the Germanic root *lib-, "to adhere, remain, remain left over." Thus, eleven is literally "one-left" (over, that is, past ten), and twelve is "two-left" (over past ten).

my copy / paste skills be onety-one outta ten.
#35 - eyecontacthandjob (02/04/2014) [-]
I don't see why not
I don't see why not
User avatar #34 - demandsgayversion (02/04/2014) [-]
I can just imagine some nerds in a basement, "It says roll 1d1" *pulls out marble with a 1 drawn on it* *rolls* "*sigh* you roll a one."
#33 - anonymous (02/04/2014) [-]
twoty two?

Threety three?
User avatar #29 - payseht ONLINE (02/04/2014) [-]
because 12 inches makes a foot
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