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JumpingJack
24235.  Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:59 pm Reply with quote

The reason why 'D' stands for 500 in Latin is that (before it became M) the Latin for 1000 was ( I ) ..... ie 'C' then I then 'C' back to front and the 'D' was half of the resultant symbol.

s: OED

 
geoffo
32918.  Sun Nov 20, 2005 9:44 am Reply with quote

whats the longest word in the english language beginning with D?

 
wgboy
32926.  Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:12 am Reply with quote

DIISOBUTYLPHENOXYETHOXYETHYLDIMETHYLBENZYLAMMONIUMCHLORIDE (58)

I think

 
geoffo
32935.  Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:28 am Reply with quote

ok so you looked at the ency!

 
Flash
32939.  Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:43 am Reply with quote

If so, geoffo, that's what we call 'research'. We like research, and applaud the people who do it.

 
samivel
32940.  Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:55 am Reply with quote

geoffo wrote:
ok so you looked at the ency!


Is that bad? How did you find out in the first place?

 

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