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  1. Subscriberrookie54
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    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. Subscriberlemondrop
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    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. SubscriberKewpie
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    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. SubscriberRuss
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    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. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    05 Jan '18 00:13
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    that's just the long way
    9 = IX

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

    -VR
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  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    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
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    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 Reveal Hidden Content
    M being an altogether later invention from (}) )
    .

    Therefore, anyone who claims IIII is wrong, is simply a modernist barbarian - so there.
  9. Subscriberrookie54
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    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. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    06 Jan '18 20:02
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Quite. And the Romans themselves, historically, did write XIIII. IX is a "modern" invention.
    VIIII
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