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Re: A hundred and five

Posted by Woodchuck on November 21, 2002

In Reply to: A hundred and five posted by alf on November 20, 2002

: : Please I would like to know the meaning and origin of this expression:
: : "A hundred and five"

: : Thanks, anyway

Depending on context, it could mean 105 or 100.05. If the meterologist says it's a hundred and five in the shade, he or she means it's 105 F. However, if you are told to make out a check for a hundred and five, better write it out as "one-hundred-and-05/100 dollars."