Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 21, 2002
In Reply to: A hundred and five posted by Woodchuck on November 21, 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."
How about "one hundred five and 0/100 dollars".