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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #325 on: 13 November, 2021, 01:06:23 pm »
kmph shouldn't be a unit but is commonly used and the "?" applies to the whole sentence, as in "[Can you believe/Would you want/etc] An electric scooter that can go 100 kmph (62 mph)?" I'd call it dodgy writing rather than arithmetic.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #326 on: 13 November, 2021, 07:53:14 pm »
Trying to compare fridge freezers on the JL site. Apparently the NEFF one has a capacity of 630.0 litres. But still fits in a space H177.2 x W55.8 x D54.5cm. I wonder if it says "FREE FOR USE OF PUBLIC" on it as well.
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Giraffe

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #327 on: 14 November, 2021, 08:15:19 am »
I see it as kilo-miles-per-hour. 100,000 mph would break the speed limit on most roads.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #328 on: 14 November, 2021, 08:18:23 am »
It has negative insulation, so it's bigger on the inside... - oh, I've had an idea for an SF series.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #329 on: 14 November, 2021, 08:27:15 pm »
Negative insulation doesn't sound like a great feature for a fridge  ;)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #330 on: 14 November, 2021, 08:50:00 pm »
Depends who's hiding in it.  ;)
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hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #331 on: 14 November, 2021, 09:41:46 pm »
This story seems unable to count to six reliably.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/young-parents-welcome-200-million-25414422?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mirror_main&fbclid=IwAR0SWrGEhP5426htjZOxdltLx8td7-mAYHCkXegMvZoVQQhsBO4r0Shz5DA

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Couple welcome '200m to one' identical triplets and now have 4 kids under two
Ellie Dudfield, 21, and Billy Revell, 20, are adjusting to life as a family of five after welcoming a set of identical triplets - the three boys were born 12 weeks early and had a 40% chance of survival

Young couple have toddler, followed by triplets and are referred to as 'a family of five'…

I think 2 + 1 + 3 = 6...

hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #332 on: 20 November, 2021, 11:03:24 pm »

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #333 on: 20 November, 2021, 11:08:26 pm »
I had to do that on my fingers   ::-)

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #334 on: 20 November, 2021, 11:51:42 pm »
You can’t spell “millennia” either, Grandad, so bugger off.
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hellymedic

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #335 on: 21 November, 2021, 01:24:26 am »
I had to do that on my fingers   ::-)

Even if you had to do it on your fingers, methinks you would have been able to count to ten at some stage before your eighth birthday.

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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #336 on: 21 November, 2021, 10:43:09 am »
Oh shit, I've lived in 9. Decades, not centuries.
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Re: Arithmetic that makes you cringe
« Reply #337 on: 21 November, 2021, 02:26:36 pm »
Oh shit, I've lived in 9. Decades, not centuries.

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