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At what point did we start saying 5 dot 1

Randy

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It's a frickin number for crying out loud and it is a number with a decimal point indicating a fractional equivalent.

It's 5 point frickin 1 for the love of God.

Change my mind!!!

Plus we need a little departure from all the crazy right now.
 

mcad64

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It's a frickin number for crying out loud and it is a number with a decimal point indicating a fractional equivalent.

It's 5 point frickin 1 for the love of God.

Change my mind!!!

Plus we need a little departure from all the crazy right now.
Who says 5 dot 1? That's just silly!! 5 point 1 til the day I die!!
 

Deacon

Humble Servant
Perhaps you need to just question the people around you. I have never heard anyone around me say 5 dot 1. I know this because if I had I would have ridiculed them immediately.
 

Towen7

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I've never thought about it before but now that I do ... I say five "point" one when referring speakers but the period is not decimal and the "1" is not a tenth which makes 5 "point" 1 inaccurate in that scenario.
 

Towen7

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Moderator
For the record I also use "and" to separate months and days when using numbers. October 2nd is "10 and 2".
 

Randy

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Perhaps you need to just question the people around you. I have never heard anyone around me say 5 dot 1. I know this because if I had I would have ridiculed them immediately.

EweTube reviewers not my friends and aquaintences.
 

Randy

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I've never thought about it before but now that I do ... I say five "point" one when referring speakers but the period is not decimal and the "1" is not a tenth which makes 5 "point" 1 inaccurate in that scenario.

Well CRAP, since you put it that way, what you said is correct so now I have to rethink everything I ever learned.

So, going back to the Dolby Digital days it was always 5 point 1.

Now that everyone is naming all of the channels in their system, whether or not they are discreet channels, like 9.2.4 a lot of folks have started saying dot and I don't like it.
 

Botch

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S!
Superstar
Haters!




Way back when (before McPeak f*cked everything up) military specifications had very rigorous nesting paragraph requirements. In meetings we would be told, "Now refer to paragraph 4.2.1.1.5.13.6", and it was pronounced "Paragraph 4 2 1 1 5 13 6". If we had said either Point, or Dot, we'd still be working on the F-16!
 

Lone Stranger

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This makes me think of writing cheques (checks) where a number like 1237 makes me write it as "One thousand two hundred thirty seven. I don't write the word "and" after the "hundred."
I have heard radio stations use "dot" instead of "point" such as FM 103.5 would have the DJ say "one oh three dot five."
 

Towen7

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This makes me think of writing cheques (checks) where a number like 1237 makes me write it as "One thousand two hundred thirty seven. I don't write the word "and" after the "hundred."
I have heard radio stations use "dot" instead of "point" such as FM 103.5 would have the DJ say "one oh three dot five."

You still write checks?!?!?!
I haven't written out a check in about a decade.
 
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