As one hundred ten is a minority usage largely associated with American english, and the rest of the world and its many other forms of english write it as one hundred and ten, the article should be in the international form in an encyclopedia, not the internal US form used principally in one country. Tarquin has moved one hundred twenty to one hundred and twenty for the same reason. FearÉIREANN 20:04, 6 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Hi. Re the spelling changes, I'm all in favour of putting the relevent version of english into the relevent articles, but that isn't wiki policy. In fact it is positively frowned upon. The rule is to leave the spelling in the original form used by the writer. Otherwise thousands of articles would require change, everything other than focused on America having to be changed to BE. That would provoke edit wars all over the place, as AE users would find most of their articles changed to BE. So the rule is to use the form of english used by the author, not the form of english used for the topic. As I say, I personally would love to see the correct version of english relevant to topic used, but that is a non-starter in practical terms. Perhaps as with dates, we should be working on a format that would allow someone to read the article by whichever english version they wish. But as the article is mainly in AE, even though much of it was added later, I suppose in this case the change is OK. lol FearÉIREANN 20:32, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)
I found myself attacked once by 7 AE users who accused me of waging an anti-american campaign and telling me to keep my anti-american views to myself!!!) So in practice the convention people have followed is simple. The first person who contributes to an article sets the style, AE or BE. Otherwise AE would be almost totally restricted to US topics, given that BE is the international standard. But you try to change the largely American fetus to the world-used foetus in Abortion and world war III will erupt. (Even putting in a footnote saying that some people spell it foetus proved controversial people. And someone who wrote centre recently got piles of abuse from a group of people, one of whom said in the summary "what sort of illiterate nutters write centre? It is center, you asshole"!) Varying articles by AE or BE is a hornet's nest because most topics in some way touch on America and if so much as hint as a link to America, that is usually enough to lead some extreme AE fanatics to demand the entire article be in AE. Going by author is the least troublesome method, even though not my solution if it was up to me. FearÉIREANN 21:12, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)
While I disagreed on whether choice of spelling was relevant to topic, I agree that the original author should determine the spelling used throughout (for non-country-specific topics). Since this article was created at [One hundred ten], moving it is highly inappropriate. I'm not complaining about aluminium either! --Jiang 00:27, 10 Jan 2004 (UTC)
The issue of spelling is being put to a vote. Egil has put forth a very sensible proposal where the title of this article would be "110 (number)", and "one hundred ten" and "one hundred and ten" would point to it. This eliminates the Brit/Yank disagreement.
Why does 'eleventy' redirect to here? Shouldn't it have it's own article? I guess there's not much info on how the word came to be...
- It's a fairly rare usage, which is probably why Tolkien chose to use it. Though I think this article should at least say something about it. PrimeFan 21:19, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
- I added a mention of eleventy (and twelvety to the 120 page), didnt think it required its own article. However, twelvety is widely heard from the League of Gentlemen (sitcom) and eleventy is used in internet slang, so if someone wants to expand these into a full article it COULD be done Modest Genius
What happened to the German fighter plane?
According to a book review (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/books/review/jordan-ellenbergs-how-not-to-be-wrong-and-more.html?emc=edit_bk_20140801&nl=books&nlid=52791032), The Grapes of math by Alex Bellos calls 110 the most unloved of numbers. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:15, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
- I suppose that's a reliable source, but the importance of the statement is in question. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 04:35, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
why is this here?
In Wintersmith, one of Sir Terry Prachett's Discworld novels, venerable elder witch, Miss. Eumenides Treason, passes away at the age of 111-years-old, but had been lying about her age, claiming to be 113-years-old, citing that the former, 111, sounded a bit 'too cutesy' (not unlike a certain hobbit...).