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    an even dozen

    Is "an even dozen" a dozen?


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    Re: an even dozen

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Is "an even dozen" a dozen?
    Probably two dozens, since the first even numebr is 2. Today's Parade stated Ray Charles had an even dozen children and he "couldn't stop loving."

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    Re: an even dozen

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Is "an even dozen" a dozen?
    Probably two dozens, since the first even numebr is 2. Today's Parade stated Ray Charles had an even dozen children and he "couldn't stop loving."
    An even dozen is exactly a dozen.

    "Even" means precise or having an exact number or amount.

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    As opposed to a baker's dozen (13)? ;-0


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    thanks to susie and tdol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    thanks to susie and tdol.

    BMO
    You're welcome.
    :D

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    Re: an even dozen

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Is "an even dozen" a dozen?
    Yes. 12. :D There was a time, though, when "dozen" meant, thirteen (instead of twelve).

    Quote Originally Posted by Math Source
    The term came into use during a period when there were heavy penalties for selling short weight. Bakers would therefore supply an extra quantity of loaves to avoid the risk of a fine.
    That dozen was called a baker's dozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    thanks to susie and tdol.

    BMO
    You're welcome.
    :D
    Goodness, when I hit the reply key, no one had posted yet; when I posted, there were 5 entries. Hehe. Sorry.

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    Pesky keys.

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