Why the French are sexy.

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    from 1 to 100, their highest number is 69. After that
    70 = 60,10
    79= 60,19
    80 = 4 twenties
    99 = 4 twenties, 19
     
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    I can't get over that headscarf! Who would wear something like that in a porno? LOL
     
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    I don't understand any of this.
     
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    In French you have soixante for sixty.

    Then after sixty nine instead of a word for seventy you have:

    Soixante-dix (60 and 10)

    Eighty is quatre-vingt (4 twenties)

    And ninety is quatre-vingt dix (4 twenties and ten)

    etc.

    Its not every funny
     
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    Just disengage your brain for a moment, then look again. :tongue:
     
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    How the hell do they get anything done? :confused:
     
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    You are rather assuming that they do! :rolleyes:
     
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    At least French kids learn what 4 times 20 + 19 = before American kids do.

    After 69 their counting involves addition.
    After 79 it involves multiplication
    between 80 - 99 it involves multiplication and addition.


    The French do not have a word for seventy, eighty or ninety.
     
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    Jeezus. Thanks for the explanation.
     
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    Good question.
    1) They don't.
    2) Their real secret is that they're sexy without being sexual.
    (Many exceptions, of course.)
     
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    Of course the Belgians do it different ... just to make the point that while some of them speak French they are not actually French.
     
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    I'm not interested enough to do any research, but it wouldn't shock meif their children simply learned much more slowly to count to 100. Yhe children in my nursery school could count to 1000 when we were fewer than 3 years of age. We could read, too. I'll admit, however, I could not multiply. I don;t know if the other children could, or could not.
     
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    I would not think it would be difficult for them because they do not know that what they are saying is addition or multiplication. I think counting is mostly learned through repetition.

    I spoke about this with a Haitian girl once and she did not even realize that they had no word for 70, 80, or 90.
     
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    You're Gay http://www.lpsg.org/89988-i-m-gay.html
     
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    Oh they have 'em - they just don't use them.

    septante - Wiktionary
    huitante - Wiktionary
    nonante - Wiktionary

    :wink:

    Well, in my experience they don't learn slower.

    Because it isn't like that have to think about it as a multiplication. Quatre-vingt is just the word for eighty - the concept is the same - there is not multiplication involved - quatre-vingt-un, quatre-vingt-deux follows just as naturally as eighty-one, eighty-two. Same with soixante-dix really - it's just the way it's done - you say soixante and then count to nineteen. There's no extra mental leap needed.
     
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    I needed extra mental help to understand this thread... I honestly looked at it like four or five times before I could ascertain the actual meaning of it.

    You damn intellectuals can give a good ol' middle class boy like me a headache with all of this foreign language and math work. :tongue:

    Now I need a bong hit.
     
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