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Re: "Can I get?"

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The BBC has its own clichés. For example, the government always issues "a whole raft of measures". Half a raft is better than none, I say!

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Re: "Can I get?"

Oh, and what about the use of IV in stead of IIII by the plebs? It's even on the face of Big Ben.

Domitian would have them chained to an oar, innit?
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Re: "Can I get?"

I thought IV was correct. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_n...ernative_forms
I seems that IV is the modern way of usage.
I must say that I am guilty of pedantry, but sometimes am caught out by modern usage.
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Oh, and what about the use of IV in stead of IIII by the plebs? It's even on the face of Big Ben.

Domitian would have them chained to an oar, innit?
Here's a little info on Roman numerals. http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html
And image search showing both versions. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=r...9loy0mZld9o%3D
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Re: "Can I get?"

Following the instructions
XX should be 0 not 20
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Re: "Can I get?"

The French clocks can, to some extent be aged by the usage:

https://newgateclocks.com/store/information/roman4

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Re: "Can I get?"

Tee hee!

My point is that the usage of language (OK, poor example with numerals) changes with time whether we like it or not. The subtractive form is no longer frowned upon and is probably seen as clever.
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