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    Smile ordinal numbers

    We say one hundred and first. Is one hundred first correct? I mean without and?

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    one hundred and one

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    We say one hundred and first. Is one hundred first correct? I mean without and?
    Number = one hundred and one
    Adjective = one hundred and first

    Normally, one would not use either without the "and" because it might not be clear.

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    unless you use 101st. Then you will translate it as one hundred and first (which is a reasonable position in the New York marathon). How are you Mike? just having a Cornish Pasty, then off to my bed (4.30am here)

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    unless you use 101st. Then you will translate it as one hundred and first (which is a reasonable position in the New York marathon). How are you Mike? just having a Cornish Pasty, then off to my bed (4.30am here)
    I'm fine. Is "Cornish pastry" a codeword for adult beverage?

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I'm fine. Is "Cornish pastry" a codeword for adult beverage?
    A bit of FYI::
    Cornish pasty
    but
    Danish pastry.

    A pasty is usually savoury. It rhymes with neither 'nasty' (unless you're being particularly curmudgeonly ), nor 'hasty': /'pæsti:/. There is a homonym with the other vowel, but it's usually in the collocation pasty-faced.

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    A bit of FYI::
    Cornish pasty
    but
    Danish pastry.
    A pasty is usually savoury. It rhymes with neither 'nasty' (unless you're being particularly curmudgeonly ), nor 'hasty': /'pæsti:/. There is a homonym with the other vowel, but it's usually in the collocation pasty-faced.
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    Actually, I made a mistake. It is pastie not pasty

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Actually, I made a mistake. It is pastie not pasty
    So my 'synonym' isn't one. Still it's a near synonym and an easy vowel sound to get wrong.

    (Incidentally, it's occurred to me that Mikes 'pastry' was just a typo - it struck me as possibly another BE/AmE thing though.)

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    Re: ordinal numbers

    It can be spelled "pasty" or "pastie".

    It is basically a kind of pie with a savoury filling (usually meat, potatoes and vegetables) wrapped in pastry with a crimped edge. Originally, Cornish tin miners took their pasties to the mines as a complete meal; they would hold the crimped edge to eat the pasty without getting it (the pasty) dirty. Modern pasties are much smaller and considered more a snack.

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