Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by akavel on Tue 27th Oct 2009 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
akavel
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2009-10-27

I've also learnt French a bit, and thus I will let myself point out, that 99 is even slightly more awesome than what you wrote: because 19 = "dix-neuf" means literally "ten [plus] nine", so finally it goes as:

99 = "four twenty ten nine" ;)

when I think about that from time to time I still get a feeling that someone who created this world must have been joking ;)

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