General Forum

General Forum

  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    05 Aug '13 18:51
    RHP General Forum Conversation

    Sole purpose of this thread: to disprove my already posted view to Ponderable (in the "jimslyp forum killing champion" thread) that, "... the cause of this forum's gradual decline is disinterest in conversation". If you will commit to helping 'our conversation' achieve one hundred plus (100+) posts by August 31, 2013, please sign here: 1) Grampy Bobby; 2) _____;

    So, has anyone had any exceptionally exciting things or life changing events happen lately? I'm finally back to feeling well.
  2. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
    Joined
    22 Apr '05
    Moves
    526422
    05 Aug '13 19:10
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]RHP General Forum Conversation

    Sole purpose of this thread: to disprove my already posted view to Ponderable (in the "jimslyp forum killing champion" thread) that, "... the cause of this forum's gradual decline is disinterest in conversation". If you will commit to helping 'our conversation' achieve one hundred plus (100+) posts by August 31, ...[text shortened]... exciting things or life changing events happen lately? I'm finally back to feeling well.[/b]
    ok, there sholdn't be any problem to reach the 100 hundred. Did you ever wonder why we are so obsessed with "round" numbers?
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    05 Aug '13 19:18
    Originally posted by Ponderable

    ok, there sholdn't be any problem to reach the 100 hundred. Did you ever wonder why we are so obsessed with "round" numbers?
    "Did you ever wonder why we are so obsessed with "round" numbers?"

    Yes. Concluded the convention relates to denominations of currency. Do you think 200+ is within reach by the same date?
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    At the edge
    Joined
    23 Sep '06
    Moves
    18031
    05 Aug '13 20:04
    Round numbers are friendly and easier to remember and reckon with.
  5. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    DZ-015
    Joined
    12 Oct '05
    Moves
    42038
    05 Aug '13 20:19
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Round numbers are friendly and easier to remember and reckon with.
    Hence the end of the practice of "Death by 723 cuts"
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    05 Aug '13 21:00
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Round numbers are friendly and easier to remember and reckon with.
    "Here's my two cents."

    ... an exception?
  7. SubscriberKewpieonline
    since 1-Feb-07
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    322355
    06 Aug '13 01:14
    Needed to be specific to show lack of value.
  8. SubscriberKewpieonline
    since 1-Feb-07
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    322355
    06 Aug '13 01:17
    Round numbers are mostly easier to say, seventy-nine has 4 syllables, eighty has 2. Three hundred and four has two syllables more than three hundred.

    Exact numbers always offer encouragement to others to question your source and accuracy, because they sound real. Round numbers sound as if they were pulled from the air and are unlikely to be questioned in the same way.
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
    Joined
    19 Apr '10
    Moves
    55013
    06 Aug '13 01:49
    http://kdvr.com/2013/08/03/submit-your-weather-photos/
  10. SubscriberKewpieonline
    since 1-Feb-07
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    322355
    06 Aug '13 03:13
    "Conversation" doesn't include links, except as add-ons to a particular conversational post. 😠
  11. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
    Joined
    19 Apr '10
    Moves
    55013
    06 Aug '13 04:03
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    I'm finally back to feeling well.
    You still look like hell, but your cough sounds better. 😛
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    American West
    Joined
    19 Apr '10
    Moves
    55013
    06 Aug '13 04:04
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    "Conversation" doesn't include links, except as add-ons to a particular conversational post. 😠
    It's now called conversating, try and keep up girlfriend!
    *z snaps*
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    06 Aug '13 05:542 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    Needed to be specific to show lack of value.
    Adds new meaning to "A penny for your thoughts" (my next thread's topic in this forum). Ha,
  14. Joined
    22 Dec '11
    Moves
    19595
    06 Aug '13 06:45
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Round numbers are mostly easier to say, seventy-nine has 4 syllables, eighty has 2. Three hundred and four has two syllables more than three hundred.

    Exact numbers always offer encouragement to others to question your source and accuracy, because they sound real. Round numbers sound as if they were pulled from the air and are unlikely to be questioned in the same way.
    When you are selling something £1.99 is apparently better than £2.00 even though it has more syllables, is it the same with Aussie dollars?
  15. SubscriberKewpieonline
    since 1-Feb-07
    Joined
    20 Jan '09
    Moves
    322355
    06 Aug '13 07:20
    Drapers' prices (they're the "just-under" ones) have always intrigued me because they show that my thought processes must be different from the norm. I see $5.99, I read $6, then I'm further along the aisle and decide I want it, but remember what I thought $6 and what I read =99 so I now think $7 and don't go back. Yet if I'd seen $6 I would now think $6. Daft.

    I thought this habit would disappear along with halfpennies in 1966 but it seems the marketers and I have different ideas. I will say that almost nobody does it now outside the supermarkets, and they don't care what the cents digits are. I don't get a string of .99s on my register tapes.
Back to Top