On the subject of naming the Dapper successor

Shawn McMahon smcmahon at eiv.com
Mon Feb 20 13:39:13 GMT 2006

On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 02:56:15PM +0000, Paul Sladen said:
>   6-04     six-dash-oh-four
>   6-10     six-dash-ten
>   2006-04  two-thousand-and-six-dash-oh-four, two-zero-zero-six-dash-zero-four
>   2006.1   two-thousand-and-six-dot-one, 
>   2006a    two-thousand-and-six-version-A

To some communities, such as accountants, "and" means a decimal place.
"2006" is correctly stated, to those communities, as "two thousand six",
and "2006.1" could be correctly stated "two thousand six and 1";
however, I've never met anybody who didn't prefer "two thousand six
point 1".  In the US, anyway.

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