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- O RLY? 188.8.131.52 16:37, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- I've definitely seen %NN stated by style guides, but I almost never see anybody using it, because reading it aloud encourages saying it as "percent sixty-five". Oddly, people seem to have no trouble remembering to write $65 instead of 65$, despite the same "dollars sixty-five" vs "sixty-five dollars" vocalization issue. Perhaps it's because we often see things like $65.95 but %65.95 is used less often? Writing 65.95% is potentially ambiguous depending on how it's read out loud: "sixty-five point ninety-five percent" could definitely be misinterpreted very easily. 65.95$ is definitely not ideal, & $65.95¢ is somehow even worse. How about 65$.95¢? ;S
- ProphetZarquon (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- At https://ask.metafilter.com/7894/Is-the-form-of-100-instead-of-100-a-different-language-useage discussers encountered %NN but eventually decided it was a mistake spread by low literacy. More common is "NNpc". 184.108.40.206 20:33, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
There's also 65/100, 65:100, , sixtyfive-hundreth, 0.65, and point sixty-five. Benny. 16:41, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
There's also 650‰ 220.127.116.11 16:52, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- Wouldn't that be 650 hundredths? I've seen "and sixty-five ‰" a cheque before. ProphetZarquon (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- On a second thought, I can also imagine people who use screen readers never hearing any difference between the writing styles listed in the comic. Aasasd (talk) 17:24, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
This may have come up because last Friday the A.P. Stylebook announced their changes for 2019, including a change to percent. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/ap-says-the-percentage-sign-now-ok-when-used-with-a-numeral-thats-shift5/
Compile here the missing styles:
- 65 pc, 65 pct, 65 pct., 65 cent
- sixty-five percent; sixty-five per cent; sixty-five per ¢
- sixty-five per hundred; 65 for every 100
- 65% percent; 65% per cent; 65% per ¢
- 65/100; 65÷100; 65:100; 65 x 1/100
- 65*10^-2; 65×10⁻²; 65×10^-2; 65*10⁻²; 6.5e-1
- 0.65; 0,65
- 65 per penny (wasn't this a joke?)
- almost 2/3rds
- 65¢^-1; 65¢⁻¹
- 65 pennies on the dollar
18.104.22.168 19:35, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
- Also simply 'cent,' which is used in property tax assessment in California. It's a pretty sneaky way to make the tax seem really small. --
Yeah, Randall dropped the ball on this one. I am disappoint. At the very least there should have been an entry where "per" was written as "/". Also since the cent sign is not on most keyboards but the dollar sign is, I would have expected "6500/$". Also, google agrees: https://www.google.com/search?q=6500%2F%24+in+cent^-1 :p 22.214.171.124 07:30, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
= Celtic =
I suggest you remove the reference to "celtic". In modern English it's rarely pronounced "seltic" except in the names of a couple of sports teams. There is a substantial discussion of this online - just Google "pronounce celtic". Irish people are Celtic and almost zero Irish say "seltic" - except in relation to Glasgow Celtic football club. 126.96.36.199 08:28, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
- oops! I figured because I learned Latin and was the only person who said 'keltic' when I saw a sports team, that I was wrong! 188.8.131.52 11:22, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Narrow non-breaking space missing
Randall disappoints tbh. The omly proper way would be 65 %. --184.108.40.206 22:52, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
C in Latin
“In Classical Latin, "C" is always pronounced like "K".” – that’s wrong. It depends on the school (and maybe also the country). Where I learned Latin, most c were pronounced like the German z (for example in Caesar). --DaB. (talk) 13:01, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Fungus Hack Review
I know a lot of people have brands Fungus Hack that they try and they feel like if they are spending their money on a brand like Nike or New Balance or something like that they automatically getting the right shoe which isn't the case. There are so many different brands out there and it's kind of a whirlwind to try to decide what to buy, each brand has six or seven different types of shoes.
So just buying a Nike for example, doesn't mean you're getting the shoe that's right for you because they have minimalist shoes, they have shoes for runners, hikers, people who over pronate and people who have high arches. There's a lot of more to the anatomy of a shoe than just pulling it off at the shelf and a lot of people don't understand that.
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