August 29th, 2017

  • kehlen

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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.