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2020-09-23 12:24:33 PM  
It's probably the style for that news site. You spell single digit numbers like "five" but you use the number for 10 or larger numbers. It dates back to when newspapers had a limited amount of space for the articles.


/"CP Style" in Canada, don't know what Kiwis call it
 
2020-09-23 12:38:23 PM  

bingethinker: It's probably the style for that news site. You spell single digit numbers like "five" but you use the number for 10 or larger numbers. It dates back to when newspapers had a limited amount of space for the articles.


/"CP Style" in Canada, don't know what Kiwis call it


Yeah I learned that on a style guide in the late 80s/early 90s.
 
2020-09-23 12:51:02 PM  
It's all because of those Hobbits...

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2020-09-23 1:35:41 PM  
What was there, one question about NZ?
 
2020-09-23 1:36:17 PM  
Tatua taua!

/not a kiwi
 
2020-09-23 1:36:29 PM  
6/15! I'm fair to middling.

These guys know me so well.
 
2020-09-23 1:37:05 PM  
Maybe they learned a lesson from the Scottish:
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2020-09-23 1:37:57 PM  

enry: bingethinker: It's probably the style for that news site. You spell single digit numbers like "five" but you use the number for 10 or larger numbers. It dates back to when newspapers had a limited amount of space for the articles.


/"CP Style" in Canada, don't know what Kiwis call it

Yeah I learned that on a style guide in the late 80s/early 90s.


Hell, this was still being taught in the late 90s/early 00s. I just assumed it was a journalistic standard.
 
2020-09-23 1:42:05 PM  
I guess subbydidn't know the rule, but still got a greenlight. So, everybody wins?
 
2020-09-23 1:42:05 PM  
7 of 15 because I think Jupiter is spelled SATURN. Idiot.
 
2020-09-23 1:46:39 PM  
11/15. Not bad. Can I move there now?

/eleven
 
2020-09-23 2:02:19 PM  
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2020-09-23 2:03:34 PM  
Evelen the first time, Nifftee the second (which is an ordinal number)
 
2020-09-23 2:06:31 PM  

bingethinker: It's probably the style for that news site. You spell single digit numbers like "five" but you use the number for 10 or larger numbers. It dates back to when newspapers had a limited amount of space for the articles.


/"CP Style" in Canada, don't know what Kiwis call it


Kiwis don't go up to eleventy one?
 
2020-09-23 2:45:50 PM  
This is an example of where you bag the rules because it just looks weird. Err on the side of consistency.
 
2020-09-23 3:27:22 PM  

Heamer: enry: bingethinker: It's probably the style for that news site. You spell single digit numbers like "five" but you use the number for 10 or larger numbers. It dates back to when newspapers had a limited amount of space for the articles.


/"CP Style" in Canada, don't know what Kiwis call it

Yeah I learned that on a style guide in the late 80s/early 90s.

Hell, this was still being taught in the late 90s/early 00s. I just assumed it was a journalistic standard.


I still use it for nonmedical quantities, but that rule applies to complete sentences, not isolated numbers.
 
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