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Old 12-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #16
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So, a man with no eyes pays an infinite amount for an eye exam? Holy moly, your health care system is soooo screwed up...
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #17
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8. Does a man with only one eye pay full price for an eye exam?
No, because in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and the King doesn't pay for health care.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:02 PM   #18
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I just had to lol at HLJ. You are the bomb.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #19
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No, because in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, and the King doesn't pay for health care.
Is this why he can get away with wearing the Emperor's clothes?
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:27 PM   #20
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Anybody hear the one about the blind mean who entered the store while swinging his seeing-eye-dog above his head?
The clerk asked if he was ok.
Sure he said, just having a look around.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #21
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I see, said the blind carpenter, as he picked up his hammer and saw.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #22
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It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1⁄81 its mass.
How does one pronounce that fraction of the Earth's mass?
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:33 PM   #23
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How does one pronounce that fraction of the Earth's mass?
one eighty oneth you thmuck! lol
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:45 PM   #24
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:59 PM   #25
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That'th not a fraction.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:59 PM   #26
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I don't know about that, but kids today say "one fourth" instead of "one quarter." At least in my hood. And I can see how that makes sense.

But you would think they would also say "one second" instead of "one half," but they don't. They're still saying "one half." "One second" might be confused with "one sixtieth" because there are sixty seconds in a minute, and sixty seconds in a degree.

I'd say 1/81 is "one eighty-first."
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:26 PM   #27
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I'd say 1/81 is "one eighty-first."
of course it is!
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:25 PM   #28
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In the world of educational software audio narration, they would usually ask for something like that to be read, "one over eighty-one."

You want to know pain, try saying "Four-sixths plus two-sixths equals six-sixths" in one take. And you can't slur the syllables to make the sixths just sound like "six," you have to clearly get that x-th-s progression with your tongue each time.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:44 PM   #29
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one eightywunth

i'd say one in eightyone or one OF eightyone
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:52 PM   #30
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It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in 1 in 81 of its mass.
That doesn't work. I change it to a smaller fraction, like 1/3 - 'resulting in one third of its mass'

It has to be 1/81st, surely?
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