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 is it zeros or zeroes?
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is it zeros or zeroes? both are not underlined as spelling hints.
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#2
Both are right. Maybe zeroes is more often used in Britisch English.
Guessing, it's like colour vs. color.

For us zeros is better. Lesser to type.

PS: Gift is a German word for poison.
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yes, i have long known about de:gift. but i usually have to explain it when i use it. "this rattlesnake has a gift for you".
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English is weird.

one goose or two geese, but one moose and two moose is still just moose

In some ways it doesnt really matter what the proper way is, as what we use will become the proper way.
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#5
Or even more bizarre
A gaggle of geese
A murder of crows
A clutch of chicks
A ballet of swans
A cover of coots
A conspiracy of ravens
A dole of doves
A muster of peacocks
A paddling of ducks
A prattle of parrots
and on and on ...
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A byte of programmers?
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Quote:A byte of programmers?
That's a 'bit' hard to chew.
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an embarrassment of pandas ... heard this one on TV this morning when they presented a story about the pandas at the San Diego Zoo going back to China.

and more...
https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word-...imals.html

and for babies of various animals...
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animal...by-animals


english is such an odd language. i suspect the british started this trend.
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(Apr-16-2019, 05:05 AM)Skaperen Wrote: english is such an odd language. i suspect the british started this trend.

Haven't you seen any Hollywood movies? Us Brita are ALWAYS the baddies. :)
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(May-09-2019, 06:12 AM)rogfrich Wrote:
(Apr-16-2019, 05:05 AM)Skaperen Wrote: english is such an odd language. i suspect the british started this trend.

Haven't you seen any Hollywood movies? Us Brita are ALWAYS the baddies. :)

Something along those lines:

Quote:An American was visiting London on business. In an office building he is frantically pressing the elevator button, as he is late for a meeting.

The British security guard goes to him "Is everything okay sir?"

The American goes "Your damn elevators are slow!"

The British security guard goes "No worries sir, it is a busy time of day. The lift will be here shortly."

The American, at this point impatient goes: "Elevator, you idiot. I'm from America, and we invented the damn thing - it's called an ELEVATOR."

The British security guard simply smiles and says: "Very true, you did, sir. However, we invented the language, you see. As such, it is called a lift."
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