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A hundred and five

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".