Why is it that certain pages in English-language books are numbered using Roman numerals, but other pages are numbered using (so-called) Arabic ones? Has it always been this way? Or was the split ...
Is it safe to use the British standard for numbering in a novel with a worldwide audience? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Billion and other large numbers Where I am from (Barbados) I grew up knowing a Billion to = 1000 000 000 000, not 1000 000 000, and it was some years before I learned to ...
19th century English texts occasionally use germanic-style number words, such as “four-and-twenty”. When did this fall out of use?
19th century English texts occasionally use germanic-style number words, such as "four-and-twenty", but the same text would also have the modern "twenty-four" in places (see e.g. Conan-Doyle for ...