teacup. (myrags) wrote in linguaphiles,
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l'anglais et le francais!

Hello everybody!

I have a question that I would like you lovely people to answer for me!

I am currently teaching a friend English and he recently asked me, "Why do the English say 1977 'nineteen seventy seven' (for example), when the French (and others) say it, "One thousand nine-hundred and seventy seven?'"

Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
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