# consecutive year splash...

rookie54
General 04 Jan '18 22:19
1. rookie54
free tazer tickles..
04 Jan '18 22:19
they be honoring those who continue to play, year after year...
they put up roman numerals to indicate how many years...

and then they revealed that they do not know how to write roman numerals...

i got nine years, as shown by this - VIIII...

HA!!!
2. lemondrop
pawn grabber
04 Jan '18 22:25
Originally posted by @rookie54
they be honoring those who continue to play, year after year...
they put up roman numerals to indicate how many years...

and then they revealed that they do not know how to write roman numerals...

i got nine years, as shown by this - VIIII...

HA!!!
that's just the long way
3. Kewpie
since 1-Feb-07
04 Jan '18 23:15
Originally posted by @rookie54
they be honoring those who continue to play, year after year...
they put up roman numerals to indicate how many years...

and then they revealed that they do not know how to write roman numerals...

i got nine years, as shown by this - VIIII...

HA!!!
now we have roman numerals police????? what about the square root of minus 1 ?
4. Russ
RHP Code Monkey
04 Jan '18 23:181 edit
If it is not clearly individually numbered rosettes, rather than a literal Roman numeral as you see it, then a redesign maybe required...

Edit: I accept that 9 does look a little awkward though.
5. Very Rusty
Treat Everyone Equal
05 Jan '18 00:13
Originally posted by @lemondrop
that's just the long way
9 = IX

-VR
6. lemondrop
pawn grabber
05 Jan '18 00:47
Originally posted by @very-rusty
9 = IX

-VR
7. wolfgang59
surviving
05 Jan '18 01:31
The Roman numeral for 4 is IV
but almost always on a clock face it is IIII

that is the Useless Fact of the Day
8. 06 Jan '18 17:30
Originally posted by @wolfgang59
The Roman numeral for 4 is IV
but almost always on a clock face it is IIII

that is the Useless Fact of the Day
Quite. And the Romans themselves, historically, did write XIIII. IX is a "modern" invention. "Modern" in scare quotes because the Romans themselves invented it, just slighly later (AFAIAA "only" in Republican rather than Regal/Etruscan times) than when they started using IXC
M being an altogether later invention from (}) )
.

Therefore, anyone who claims IIII is wrong, is simply a modernist barbarian - so there.
9. rookie54
free tazer tickles..
06 Jan '18 19:45
Originally posted by @shallow-blue
Therefore, anyone who claims IIII is wrong, is simply a modernist barbarian - so there.
finally!!!
i have wanted to be barbarian for the longest time...
i mean, i got bohemian straight away, but, barbarian has been a challenge...
10. HandyAndy