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uyouthe
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In Russia we call PS/2 “пс пополам”, literally “ps divided by two”. Reminds me of French numbers system where they call say 99 “quatre vingt dix neuf”, literally a “four times twenty plus ten plus nine”

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  • 20
    The French are weird 🥐
  • 14
    Low key their numbering is the worst I've ever seen.
  • 6
    @Stuxnet part of Switzerland speaks French too and the german speaking students (I once was one of them) have to learn French because of it.
    But we were allowed to use Swiss French dialect and instead of soixante dixe-neuf (60 + 19) up to quatre vingt dixe-neuf actually had distinct names like septant (70) or nonont (90).
  • 3
    @Stuxnet
    Spanish is a close second, needing a different way to express the same numbers depending on which country you're in.
  • 2
    @alexbrooklyn no you Englisher are weird instead 😁
  • 4
    soixante-dix
    quatre-vingt-dix
    are just words, french use them without thinking about it. it’s just hard for learners because they’re too aware of it.
  • 2
    for me short english short scale / long scale cohabitation is way weirder
  • 10
    In my language, 69 is pronounced as "awesome".
  • 3
    @rutee07 is... is it the language of Love? I'm quite fluent lol
  • 3
    The French numbering system is base 20. That's pretty neat.
  • 1
    @p100sch There's also two other variations for "80":
    - huitante
    - octante (older and less used nowadays)
  • 3
    And these are just numbers.
    Words are funny also, like when the letter G before a voyel sounds [g] or [j] depending on another voyel you add between them, but which is not the same depending on the first voyel....
    Idioms are wonderful ! Like when you say "sans doute" literraly meaning "without a doubt" but you use it to show that you are actually not 100% sure.

    Yeah ! As a native French speaker, I am so glad I did not have to learn this language.
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  • 4
    @lanfiro haha same with Russian. Just imagine learning this
  • 1
    @uyouthe Is this supposed to be a little drawing of waves or grass?
  • 1
    @uyouthe looks like every furry's wet dream uwu
  • 1
    @uyouthe @uyouthe

    It looks like my doctor's prescriptions.
    Secret code IMHO, only the pharmacist can read it.
  • 0
    @uyouthe shishish? Wtf does it mean? 😁
  • 1
    @uyouthe is it a mini-dick attached at the end a of serie of u ?
  • 1
    @cafebabe 13-dick?
  • 0
    @Root but where are all the balls ?
    maybe it’s a political art piece :

    "12 eunuch and their master"
  • 1
    @rutee07 lol... What language is that!? I'd luv to learn it! Wait... "Awesome" is an English word 🙂
  • 0
    And I thought the Germans and their three-and-thirty was a bit weird
  • 1
    @cafebabe btw the French only changed to long scale in 1961, and the British changed to short scale in 1974.
  • 1
    @electrineer It is more hairy than I thought. It make no sense to have 2 scales with matching words, I’m inclined to say fuck you to the "anonymous scientists" who invented short scale in the XVII century.
  • 0
    Relevant Numberphile video feat. Tom Scott: https://youtu.be/l4bmZ1gRqCc
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