Eleventythree. Anybody else like Bonnie Rotten or Remy Lecroix?. why is 1 1 not prounounced " ‘emery N,. Bilbo refers to his 111 years of life as "eleventy-one years"
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Anybody else like Bonnie Rotten or Remy Lecroix?

why is 1 1 not prounounced " ‘emery N,
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#16 - skinstiches ONLINE (02/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Bilbo refers to his 111 years of life as "eleventy-one years"
#2 - secretdestroyers (02/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
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#7 - dragonpaint (02/03/2014) [-]
Because peanut butter goes before blue
#3 - Womens Study Major (02/03/2014) [+] (7 replies)
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" or "2", like the German.
On the other hand, there are language that used 10 base long ago, and they call 11 "onety one", in their own way, like Japanese and Hungarian.
And well, that's all.
At least this is how I know it is.
User avatar #21 to #3 - MrDrProfessor (02/04/2014) [-]
in german 11 and 12 also have their own distinct names, 11 is elf and 12 is zwolf
#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.
#61 - BlazinSun (02/04/2014) [-]
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#37 - Trustfull (02/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
these are the only real numbers.
User avatar #24 - cantfindausername (02/04/2014) [-]
Why is 40 spelled "forty"
when the other variations of 4 are: four, fourth, fourteen, twenty-four, forty-four one-fourth.
I don't like the number 40 because of its odd spelling.
User avatar #8 - deathleprechaun (02/04/2014) [+] (8 replies)
I would have thought it would be "oneteen."
#40 - baconfattie (02/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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...
#35 - eyecontacthandjob (02/04/2014) [-]
I don't see why not
I don't see why not
User avatar #22 - shmengels (02/04/2014) [-]
i accidentally said "secondy-second" once
#14 - TheSchwartz (02/04/2014) [-]
Because "Eleven" sounds that much more derogatory
Because "Eleven" sounds that much more derogatory
User avatar #13 - asadshoe (02/04/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Wouldn't we call it Eleventy-one and not onety one because 21 is pronounce twenty-one?
User avatar #17 to #13 - shadowm (02/04/2014) [-]
Tenty-One would be the correct thing
#4 - tranquilizer ONLINE (02/03/2014) [+] (1 reply)
#54 - iamjustheretoroll (02/04/2014) [-]
**iamjustheretoroll rolls 73**
#51 - Womens Study Major (02/04/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled a random comment #4762202 posted by ied at Item's, Rares, Parties, and DJ 4Dm1n ** :
send for 100
User avatar #9 - Sterski (02/04/2014) [-]
I was gonna say what the dude below me said.
#6 - chonfobetti (02/03/2014) [-]
sounds pretty close to twenty-one, might get confusing
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