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Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:01 pm
by AmberV
AndreasE wrote:OK, I correct myself: Everybody on this planet except computer freaks will understand "101".


Duh. It means basic introductory course.

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 6:59 pm
by r6d2
edjamesauthor wrote:My latest novel has >100 chapters (140)

Hi Ed,

Just curious, how many words does you novel have?

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:56 pm
by gr
These 'and'-freakers are messing you up. In everyday American parlance, 'and' only gets in for the decimal point if you are declaring a unit. Otherwise, 'point' is the usual.

For 1,037.2, one says "one thousand thirty seven point two," but one could say "one thousand thirty seven and two tenths." And on the same its-and-with-a-unit principle, for $1,037.20, one says "one thousand thirty-seven dollars and twenty cents.

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 12:06 pm
by nom
AmberV wrote:
AndreasE wrote:OK, I correct myself: Everybody on this planet except computer freaks will understand "101".


Duh. It means basic introductory course.


I thought it was dalmatians.

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:32 pm
by edjamesauthor
r6d2 wrote:
edjamesauthor wrote:My latest novel has >100 chapters (140)

Just curious, how many words does you novel have?


Just over 105,000.

Sorry one hundred five thousand... ;-)

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 1:34 pm
by edjamesauthor
Cheers - looks like it's Apple messing with my juju. In future, I'll use decimals, of course.

One of the biggest bugs is when I hear American news stations say "two-thousand five", something spreading to the UK... Two thousand AND five, please...

-- Ed

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:56 am
by AndreasE
nom wrote:
AmberV wrote:
AndreasE wrote:OK, I correct myself: Everybody on this planet except computer freaks will understand "101".


Duh. It means basic introductory course.


I thought it was dalmatians.


q.e.d.

:lol: SCNR

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:11 pm
by xiamenese
Actually it refers to the correction cell full of your worst nightmares!

:D

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:55 am
by nom
xiamenese wrote:Actually it refers to the correction cell full of your worst nightmares!

:D


How did you get access to my spreadsheet? :shock:

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:35 pm
by r6d2
edjamesauthor wrote:
r6d2 wrote:
edjamesauthor wrote:My latest novel has >100 chapters (140)

Just curious, how many words does you novel have?

Just over 105,000.

Just curious again :D

That's an average of 750 words per chapter. Are your chapters comprised of single scenes? Or several scenes?

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:06 am
by Arthur Laurent
MimeticMouton wrote:No! No! "And" is for decimals! Aaaaauuuuggghh!


Interesting! Born and raised (or "and bred", if your prefer) in the U. S. of A (Charlottesville and Alexandria, Virginia, if that localization helps), and learned "One thousand five hundred and ten dot 35" was how to dictate the number 1510.35

Arthur

Re: UK formatting for >100 chapters

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:51 pm
by AmberV
I most likely learned my deviant ways in Virginia as well, hmm.