11. . why isn' t 11 why isn' t M pronounced onety one Quayle Search I' m Feeling Lucky I. Well if 20+1 is Twenty one and 30+1 is Thirty one, Wouldn't it be 10+1, Tenty one?
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#20 - fuckedbyapony (05/08/2013) [-]
Well if 20+1 is Twenty one and 30+1 is Thirty one,
Wouldn't it be 10+1, Tenty one?
#60 to #20 - dritz (05/08/2013) [-]
i think i just lost 5% of my already withering intelligence.
User avatar #39 to #20 - ultimoz (05/08/2013) [-]
It would be "Ten One"
Where did the TY come from?
User avatar #65 to #39 - hammarhead (05/08/2013) [-]
thir..ty? twen...ty? four...ty? six...ty?
User avatar #74 to #65 - ultimoz (05/09/2013) [-]
Ten doesn't appear to have a TY on the end though, does it?
User avatar #75 to #74 - hammarhead (05/09/2013) [-]
I tink that's what the whole discussion is about. :)
User avatar #27 to #20 - bronybox (05/08/2013) [-]
It would actually just be "ten one" by that logic.
User avatar #28 to #27 - diablojoe (05/08/2013) [-]
Yeah, but then why isn't ten called "Onety"?
User avatar #29 to #28 - bronybox (05/08/2013) [-]
Ah, well then. That's another question to discuss now.
User avatar #51 to #29 - Haentar (05/08/2013) [-]
My guess is that -ty is an abbreviation for ten, so it would be Ten, Two-Ten (Twenty) Three-Ten (Thirty), etc.
#66 to #51 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
the discussion reminded me of this

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#68 to #66 - grameh (05/08/2013) [-]
that annon is trully retarded. hmm i wonder who he is..

(this is the link he meant to post. i know this because of reasons)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZjqucrnI9w
User avatar #76 to #28 - bronybox (05/15/2013) [-]
But then "twenty" should be "twoty"
#30 to #20 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
It'd be one-teen. Teen means 10, however it was reversed order though I cant remember why.
User avatar #1 - basilbrush (05/07/2013) [-]
Well, oneteen would be more logical if you're going to be like that.
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#64 to #1 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
it still wouldn't fit, with the scheme twenty and beyond.
User avatar #4 to #1 - oldladydriven (05/08/2013) [-]
It would be like onety-one onety-two onety-three... and so on.
#14 to #4 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
No
Teen means ten. Thats where it comes from.
#2 to #1 - sonjaynooy (05/08/2013) [-]
Actually onety one is correct its to follow the pattery 21, 31, 41... rather than just the pattern of 13, 14, 15,...
User avatar #6 to #2 - SendoTenshi (05/08/2013) [-]
I just thought it was in reference to 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99. one is the only number we don't do that with...

******* weird either way.
#15 - usernameerror (05/08/2013) [-]
This reminds me when I finally realized the letter 'W' is pronounced ' double u'    
   
I know I'm retarded
This reminds me when I finally realized the letter 'W' is pronounced ' double u'

I know I'm retarded
#31 to #15 - envinite (05/08/2013) [-]
I always pronounced it as 'wei'
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User avatar #41 to #36 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
They actually say uve doble

you pronounce your v's like a b

so it's oobay dob-lay but yeah you're right about double v
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User avatar #43 to #42 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
well yeah I didn't know it was spelled vey

In class the teacher pronounces the Vs like oobay
and then its oobay doble not doble oobay
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User avatar #46 to #45 - aquae (05/08/2013) [-]
wait actually if I remember correctly

she pronounced v by itself as vay

but for some reason she says oovay doble

idk wtf
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User avatar #73 to #63 - aquae (05/09/2013) [-]
hi
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User avatar #55 to #15 - whatsgoodyo (05/08/2013) [-]
Well correct me if I'm wrong but the letter U used to be written as V in Greek or something, so two Us was double V = W. I don't know how that translated over to the English language but that's the best I got
User avatar #16 to #15 - fozzoul (05/08/2013) [-]
hah, its dubble v in sweden, so yea, when i tried to english the first time i got so confused i didnt even know what to do.
User avatar #12 - stabiloboss (05/08/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZjqucrnI9w

Reminds me of this vid... Dem Japanese.
#40 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
What about twelve? Why is that not twoteen?
#38 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
eleventeen
User avatar #17 - XZeenon (05/08/2013) [-]
Hmm...
Onety-One, Onety-Two, Onety-Three, Onety-Four, Onety-Five, Onety-Six, Onety-Seven, Onety-Eight, Onety-Nine....

After saying all that, it makes me realize that it feels really awkward...
#5 - hansenthirtysix (05/08/2013) [-]
Gavin or Google!
#62 - sandmage (05/08/2013) [-]
In welsh, it pretty much is like this. 11 is Undeg-un, 12 is Undeg-dau, 13 Undeg-tri, 14 Undeg-pedwar.

Which, as a rough translation to English, is 'One ten one, One ten two, One ten three, One ten four'

Onety one, Onety two, Ontey three, Onety four.
User avatar #70 to #62 - Jewssassin (05/08/2013) [-]
That would make counting so much more fun.
#61 - electrickwalrus ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
i think the kids in KND called it that
User avatar #18 - captnnorway (05/08/2013) [-]
In Norway when we went away from the danish numbersystem one suggestion on how we should pronouce 22 was twotwo :P
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#7 - freenarative (05/08/2013) [-]
Thank the Germans. It comes from their word for the number 11 which is "elf"
User avatar #35 to #7 - fuzzysixx (05/08/2013) [-]
Why elf? It should be einundzhen or einzhen.
User avatar #49 to #35 - octaviano (05/08/2013) [-]
Elf, Zwölf, Drölf.
************ .
User avatar #21 - kaiizel (05/08/2013) [-]
Because it sounds retarded.
#24 to #21 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
if by retarded you mean f*****g awesome.
User avatar #34 to #24 - kaiizel (05/08/2013) [-]
thanks for censoring the word " ******* ", my virgin eyes can't handle cusses.
#37 to #34 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
wasn't really for your virgin ears was more because it's unecassary to swear but i still wanted the same effect you get when you do.
#50 to #37 - duvallwhitey (05/08/2013) [-]
Who 			*******		 cares.
Who ******* cares.
#54 to #50 - xxitzchubbsxx (05/08/2013) [-]
good point thanks for the GIF
User avatar #59 - djequalizee (05/08/2013) [-]
Wouldn't it be oneteen?
#67 to #59 - palindromia ONLINE (05/08/2013) [-]
yes
User avatar #57 - mrgoodlove (05/08/2013) [-]
When I was younger I thought it was pronounced eleventeen
User avatar #56 - thecomkiller (05/08/2013) [-]
a lot of languages do this for some reason...
#52 - anon (05/08/2013) [-]
I know at least my own language and english have special word for 11, dont know how are other languages
Maybe, when our ancestor had established number counting to 10, some hipster got this idea just to add one more thing after ten: "hey, have u ever heard new number called eleven? probably not, it's something after ten"
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