Is he saying a large portion of the numbers wrong?
Back in high school my algebra teacher was extremely picky. If we where going to say the number 135, we would say one hundred thirty five. If a person said one hundred and thirty-five my teacher would interpret that to mean 100.35. Was my algebra teacher wrong, or did Jon just waste over 80 hours counting to 100,000 incorrectly.
I tried searching the web, but searching for 'numbers and' doesn't work very well. Can you point me to a reference or style guide that describes how to properly say large numbers?