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    fifteen hundred or one thousand, five hundred?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I'm trying to think if I've ever heard the 1500 called the "one thousand, five hundred meters" before.
    First for me! I was laughing to myself.

    Good meet! I liked the w5000. Nice to see Rowbury running a good time, and sweet for Hull almost getting sub-15!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I'm trying to think if I've ever heard the 1500 called the "one thousand, five hundred meters" before.
    How is that supposed to be called? I'm genuinely asking, English is not my mother tongue...
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    Most called it the fifteen hundred.
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    fifteen hundred or one thousand, five hundred?
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    I don't think I've ever heard it called one thousand five hundred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard it called one thousand five hundred.
    Even in the UK we call it fifteen hundred and we would never say something cost "thirty-five hundred pounds".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    Even in the UK we call it fifteen hundred and we would never say something cost "thirty-five hundred pounds".
    Would you say that a Rhinoceros weighs thirty-five hundred pounds? I might.
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    I'd have to eye that rhinoceros first before rendering an opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I'm trying to think if I've ever heard the 1500 called the "one thousand, five hundred meters" before.
    Was that said by a non-native speaker? In most languages I'm familiar with you don't count in hundreds when the number is greater than 1000.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    Growing up on a Kansas farm we definitely referred to cattle weights as sixteen hundred, eighteen hundred etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Was that said by a non-native speaker? In most languages I'm familiar with you don't count in hundreds when the number is greater than 1000.
    whoever the guy with the British accent was who was doing NBC Gold stream yesterday.
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