[DWJ] Varieties of English was Re: What are you reading?

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Fri Nov 6 10:22:26 EST 2009


On Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 04:19:03PM +0100, Ulrika Isacsson wrote:

>What do you English speakers say then? 2:25?

In sequence: "twenty-five past two", "half past two", "twenty-five to three".

>Our way is much cuter!

Forward-looking.

But why stop there? Why not "forty to three" rather than "twenty past
two"?

R



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