Elеna (kehlen) wrote in thequestionclub,
Elеna
kehlen
thequestionclub

Hello TQC.

Are there situations where you say the digits and tens in the wrong order? (Two-and-thirty, five-and-seventy and the like.)


I am a non-native speaker and this does not feel right outside of such literary examples as Agatha Christie's "Four and twenty blackbirds", and "Sense and Sensibility" "Pride and Prejudice" (oops, sorry), where Elizabeth says about her age "I am not one and twenty" to Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 18 comments